Product Case Study
A customer was experiencing breakage in the field on an interior automotive trim component. The leg rest component was constructed of a hard plastic substrate with leather look skin, and polyurethane foam cushion formed in between the two. The substrate had molded tabs located at intervals to accommodate fastener clips used for lock-in retention. The tabs were consistently breaking off in the field, often even before the vehicle left the showroom.
The Midwest Rubber engineering team performed a detailed analysis and investigation of the broken tabs. We soon realized the substrates, made using a polycarbonate blend, were easily weakened after being processed too quickly at too high a temperature. However, the resulting problem was not becoming apparent until a week later, making detection difficult. After we changed the substrate supplier to one who used a different process, no further failures occurred. Our customer appreciated our careful analysis of every step of the production process to identify the problem and successful solution.
Cable Grommet >
Our two-shot grommets are competitively priced, but more importantly, they also deliver on quality, performance and technical requirements. Most manufacturers can’t promise that.
Gear Shift Boots >
We created a shift boot with the beautiful look and durable performance of leather, but not the hefty price tag. In fact, our material was proven to perform better than leather, and we saved our customer $1 million during the first year of production.
Leg Rest >
Through careful analysis, our engineering team identified what was causing pieces of our customer's product to fail in the field, and created a solution to get the product back on track.
Steering Column Seals >
Our engineering team developed an adaptable seal that was able to meet increasingly stringent assembly requirements and helped our customer remain competitive in an ever-changing environment.
Vibration Isolators >
We developed a customized, permanent rubber bonding process to lessen vibration, reducing stress on important equipment. Our customer was satisfied with the solution, and it has been used across many types of machinery.
Why Midwest Rubber?
Our solutions ensure less noise and a longer service life. Midwest Rubber strives to do everything we can to simplify your operations, and this includes reducing and eliminating excessive vibration caused by machinery. Noise vibration harshness can be caused by any type of motor, and can be a huge source of stress and disruption – not just to the machine, but to you as well. We create our solutions using custom molded rubber and rubber-to-metal bonded parts, making them a premium solution for anti-vibration.Vibration