A client had a rush order for two rubber boots for an exterior application. Unfortunately, Midwest Rubber did not have the necessary tooling on hand to create this molded part, a military moisture seal. Adding to the difficulty was the fact that the only reference material for the parts that our client could provide was a two-dimensional print from the 1980s.
Despite these challenges, we believed we would still be able to produce what our client needed. First, our team of engineers created a three-dimensional solid model of the part. Once approved, we used the model of the part to create a model for the tooling. From here we created and verified the tool paths for our CNC router and cut the tooling in-house. With the tooling finished and verified, we produced the parts using our rubber dipping process.