Custom Part Design Center

Design Considerations

Here’s a list of things to consider when designing a custom urethane part with us:

  1. Do you have a specific part or part design problem to resolve?
  2. Describe the overall weight and dimensions.
  3. What does the part do, and are there performance requirements?
  4. What is the operating environment?
    1. Temperature
    2. Humidity
    3. Water
    4. Petroleum products
    5. Solvents
    6. pH
  5. What is the cycle rate?
  6. What is the failure mode?
  7. How often is it in use (mins/hr, hrs/day, days/week)?
  8. What is the life expectancy?
  9. Does it require an insert, and if so, what is it made of?  Is it over molded or bonded?
  10. Anticipated order quantities and annual volumes?
  11. If part is being tested, how close is the test to the actual running process?
  12. Is it a new part or replacing an OEM part?  If existing, what is it made of and why replace it?
  13. What are the most important physical properties? Why urethane?
  14. Have other solutions been attempted?  What were they?
  15. What are the overall tolerances? Any tight tolerances to consider?
  16. What is the desired durometer?
  17. Desired color?
  18. Is there a drawing?
  19. Lead-time considerations?

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