Solutions by Industry
Rubber Solutions for Military Gear and Equipment
Midwest Rubber has maintained a strong relationship with the military for more than 60 years. As an American company, we’re honored to play a part in supporting our country’s most courageous industry.
When formulating solutions for our customers’ problems, we are consistently guided by the principle that each client’s needs are unique. This is especially true regarding the work we do for the United States Armed Forces. Military gear and equipment must be dependable, durable, and safe – anything less is simply unacceptable. A few of the products we have supplied to the military include shift boots, cushioning, seals, and insulators.
Midwest Rubber’s unmatched capacity for specialization is one of several reasons we are preferred by the military. They also know they can count on Midwest Rubber to maintain privacy, which is why we’ve been entrusted with the manufacturing of classified components for tanks, aircraft, naval and military craft. We are proud of our ability to manage the confidential nature of these projects and the privileged position we hold in serving the military.
As our country’s need for military gear and equipment evolves, the Midwest Rubber Company looks forward to our continued role as an industry partner to the United States Armed Forces and a leader in development. Meeting the expectations of each individual client is always a rewarding challenge, and we greatly value the opportunities we’ve had to collaborate with the military.
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Battery Terminal Insulator >
For this project, we created a mold that perfectly covered a military vehicle's battery cable connection, despite its unique shape. Because of our talented engineers and custom-developed equipment and materials, Midwest Rubber often takes on challenges other manufacturers aren't capable of handling.
Military Moisture Seal >
When a client came to us with a rush order and we did not have the necessary tooling available, it didn't stop us! We used the client's reference material (a 2D print from the 1980s) to create models for both the part, and the tooling needed to produce it.
Military Vehicle Double Shift Boot >
Our slush molding process allowed us to develop and produce a large one-piece shifter boot that met our customer's specific requirements of covering two levers and protecting the shifter from desert sand.
Tank Step >
Our research during this project paid off. While developing this part, which was intended to cover sharp areas inside military vehicles, our research revealed that the material we were considering would never withstand the "real life" purpose this product was serving: soldiers used the area it covered as a step to exit the vehicle! Knowing this, we chose a more durable material for the cover that would hold up to being stepped on over time.
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