Custom Parts Development

Do you have a wear part that costs too much, wears out too fast, or doesn't work like it should?

When it comes to developing wear parts, there are so many material and fabrication options it's hard to know which combination will work best for your equipment. From design to distribution, Midwest Rubber will work with you to create a part that is the best balance of budget, performance and manufacturability.

Equipment manufacturers and processors call on Midwest Rubber as a development partner for help with unique challenges. We have earned their trust through our selection and knowledge of materials, experience in product design, research, development,  testing capabilities, and extensive production facilities.

Our project managers work along side you thinking proactively and asking questions that lead to insights for improvement. We can help you find or create opportunities for improved cost savings, performance, manufacturability, or functionality. By involving us early in the process, you can meet your goals for development time and cost.

For years we have been mastering the art of material properties, design and fabrication to produce custom parts that last longer and deliver superior performance so you can focus on using your equipment not fixing it.

Custom Fabrication Options

Fabrication Capabilities

  • Precision slit rubber and sponge

  • Custom lamination’s and Perforations

  • Roller covering

  • Timing Belts & V-belts – Covered

  • Chute lining with rubber, plastic or Linatex

  • Vulcanizing

  • Sewing

  • Milling, drilling, turning or saw cutting of plastic or rubber

  • Sleeves

  • Rubber bonded to metal

  • Plastic: cut to size, drill, bevel, form/bend

Molding Capabilities

  • Dip molding

  • Injection molding

  • Extrusions

  • 3D Printing

  • Compression molding

  • Thermoforming

Cutting Capability

  • Die cut

  • Hand-cut gaskets

  • Flash cut

  • Laser cut

  • CNC machining

  • Slitting

Research & Development

  • Design consultations

  • CAD drawings

  • Reverse engineering

  • Prototyping

  • Machine optimization testing

  • Leak testing

Other Capability

  • Kit assemblies

  • Part stamping

  • Special packaging

  • Labeling

  • Bar coding

I appreciate Midwest Rubbers patience and willingness to listen and understand our specific application. We have been looking for something exactly like this for years"

Erik K.
Maintenance Manager

Materials to choose from

We can help you choose right the first time.  Two rubber parts from two different companies can look exactly the same yet their material formulation and corresponding properties can be very different. One works great the other one doesn’t.  Rubber formulations are invisible, so our team is highly trained in material selection.  We  can narrow down the options so you can make the right choice.


Dense Products

  • Linatex

  • Pure Gum

  • SBR

  • Neoprene

  • EPDM

  • White Nitrile

  • Urethane

  • Silicone

  • Reinforced Silicone

  • Ci Sheeting

Cellular Products

  • EPDM Sponge

  • SBR Sponge

  • Silicone Sponge

  • Natural Sponge

  • Polyurethane Foam

  • Neoprene Sponge

  • Microcellular Urethane Sponge

Other Materials

  • XLPE – Cross Linked Polyethylene (Low Cost)

  • PVC / Nitrile Blend (Gaskets, Seals)

  • Polymide Materials (Insulation, Fire Resistent)

  • EVA – Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (Gaskets, Seals)

  • Silicone Foams

Getting the right part will save you time and money

If you are looking to improve the performance, cost or lead time of a part for your machine, Midwest Rubber can help

  • 1

    Co-Design the best part

    We can present options that will increase performance, decrease cost, and improve durability

  • 2

    Prototype, sample and test

    We can provide samples and prototypes fast, so you can test and make adjustments

  • 3

    Keep machine goals on target

    From design to distribution we work along side you as an extension of the team to ensure your performance and budget goals are met


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Midwest Rubber's product held up almost 3 times as long as the other products we tested."

Toni S.
Weather Shield Windows & Doors