Over the last 50 years, Apple Rubber has designed and manufactured millions of critical sealing solutions. Thanks to our extensive sealing expertise, Apple Rubber is the trusted source for high-quality medical seals that have gone on to save lives in 50 countries. Our engineers utilize state-of-the-art 3D CAD and CAM technology, in-house molding, and our Class 10000 ISO 7 Certified Cleanroom to ensure that every one of our medical seals meets our customers’ exact specifications.
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Small and Large Quality Prototyping
In addition to expert design engineering, Apple Rubber’s in-house manufacturing capabilities also include custom prototyping, setting us apart from other manufacturers. Our design engineers work directly with customers to provide immediate feedback on ways to improve prototype design and future production, saving on cost and lead time.
Through prototyping, engineers can reduce design risks, map out the preliminary design process, make customizations where necessary, and manage time effectively.
Trusted Quality Control
Every industry, from medical to automotive, establishes strict quality regulations on manufactured parts. That’s why Apple Rubber thoroughly tests each material and part to ensure that it meets all necessary standards.
From raw materials to finished products, Apple Rubber performs rigorous quality control testing at every step of the production process. Our quality assurance testing includes a production process analyzer, tensile, density, and FTIR testing.
With an extended range of sealing solutions, Apple Rubber offers a wide variety of rubber parts and seals to meet the requirements of any sealing application. Our precise in-house tooling allows us to tackle large and small quantity production for standard, complex and customized designs.
Apple Rubber Has It All
In addition to AS568 standard sizes and ISO 3601 metric sizes, Apple Rubber also carries over 8,000 non-standard sizes in stock at all times. If we don’t have it, we can make it; our in-house tooling capabilities allow for expedited delivery of any size in large or small quantities. While we provide an extensive list of materials to choose from, our standard rubber materials include Viton®, Nitrile, Ethylene-Propylene, Fluorosilicone, Silicone and Neoprene®.
Custom Molded Shapes
From the most exotic seals to microminiature shapes, Apple Rubber can custom design and mold any rubber seal to meet exact requirements. Some of the most popular custom molded shapes include molded inserts, diaphragms, lip seals, piston seals, bushings, poppets and connector seals. While Apple Rubber can seamlessly produce customized shapes, material selection is also customizable.
The strict regulations of the medical industry require precise sealing solutions that meet high standards. Apple Rubber medical seals offer tighter tolerances and ultra-low defect rates, making them a trusted solution for critical applications. Our fully automated inspection machines ensure all parts are thoroughly tested for both define defects and size.
Rubber Injection Molding
Rubber injection molding produces parts with quicker cycle times than compression or transfer molding. In addition, this type of molding gives manufacturers the ability to produce custom shapes with little flash or rubber waste, as well as an improved versatility in durometer shores, which typically run anywhere from 90 Shore A to 40 Shore A.