Product Case Study
Steering Column Shroud
A heavy truck OEM was experiencing quality inconsistencies with their steering column shrouds. They asked Midwest Rubber if we could uncover the source of the problem and develop a product that would suit their needs with accurate consistency.
We analyzed the materials and manufacturing process, of the existing steering column shrouds, and were able to identify the source of the inconsistencies, and presented a permanent solution to the problem. We found that a flaw in the original fold design was the culprit - the accordion-style folds must remain neatly uniform when adjusted. We proposed a minor change in the molds, which presented a permanent solution to the problem.
Clutch Lever Boot >
Our heavy truck customer discovered that the clutch lever boot we’d been manufacturing for them for years did not fit their new model, so they asked us for a redesign. We determined a boot would no longer work, and suggested a boot cover instead. The product we developed addressed the customer’s existing problem and would also accommodate future model variations.
Engine Tube Isolators >
Our heavy duty engine customer came to us for a bracket that could withstand high heat and was easy to use. We developed a engine tube isolators that met their needs. Made of silicone, it could stand up to extreme temperature, and its unique design helped limit error during the assembly process.
Gear Shift Boot >
Our customer came to us seeking a gear shift boot that was very flexible and could muffle extremely high sound volume for their truck operators. We chose elastomeric materials for their durability, flexibility, and heavy-duty sound-reduction quality. The resulting gear shift boot not only met the customer’s needs, but it looked good, too!
Steering Column Shroud >
Our customers often come to us when they need a mystery solved. A heavy truck OEM asked us to uncover the source of the quality inconsistencies in their steering column shrouds. We analyzed the materials and manufacturing process, identified the issues, and presented a permanent solution to the problem.
Why Midwest Rubber?
We can promise that our products perform better and longer than our competition. How? We test each and every design in-house, making sure it can withstand daily wear and tear for years to come. We will also assist in the design process when needed, providing guidance so you receive the best solution possible. Quantifying and testing our solutions ensures that our customers are guaranteed the best results.Durability