From the moment your enquiry is received you can be assured of a professional response. Our sales team have specific skills sets, your needs will assessed and then the most suitable person to respond will be allocated to you. The process is simple but at each step we ensure that you are satisfied.
Your enquiry is received
Our Sales Manager finds out more about your particular needs
Your rubber moulding is technically assessed by a multi disciplined team.
Your quotation is sent to you
We confirm that the details are correct and make sure your expectations have been met and any questions are answered.
If your business needs alter or develop we are always pleased to support as required.
We don’t stop there. Once your order is placed a continuous update is provided until your bespoke rubber moulding is successfully in production. A dedicated Customer Services Administrator will be appointed to look after your account. If you have any questions we are always at the end of the phone.
Harboro’s extensive Product Engineering Team will assist you in the definition of product and rubber moulding specifications, tooling and manufacturing processes in order to meet or enhance your technical and commercial needs.
Where specification or performance needs are not fully understood we will work with you to create a universal and industry known identity then control and deliver the moulded rubber parts to the agreed exacting standards. Full CAD, 3D printing, Prototyping and bespoke development testing is all available in house.
Our in house laboratory works closely with customers at the moulidng design stage to ensure that the material chosen meets their design needs now and will also meet expected future requirements.
Material development is sometimes required and in this case we can supply suitable samples of material that can be tested by the customer in the application or in a simulated environment. This ensures suitability and enables Harboro to develop/modify the compound further until it is suitable.
This extensive expertise has allowed the development of processes to provide low PPM and in some cases zero defect production on its manufacture. Continuous improvement programmes are run by the shop floor. Reducing inspection time and manufacturing interruptions. This proactive attitude has resulted in a highly competitive and reliable rubber moulding manufacturing facility.
We have the following facilities:
We have a wide range of rubber moulding equipment suited to different geometry and order volumes. We mould small parts (a few millimetres in size) up to very large parts (750mm across and up to 10kgs in weight). Materials we work with are wide ranging and include Natural Rubber, SBR, Neoprene (Polychloroprene), EPDM, Nitrile, Acrylic, Ethylene Acrylic (Vamac®), Epichlorohydrin, Butyl, Silicone, Hydrogenated Nitrile (Therban®), Fluorocarbon (Viton®) and Fluorosilicone rubber. There are alternative trade names for many polymers, so don’t be confused if something is not listed that you are looking for – please ask!
All our moulding products are custom moulded to designs provided by, or developed with, our customers. We have extensive skills both in design and manufacture. Harboro has its’ own in house chemists, design/process engineers and dedicated development laboratory.
The facility is approved to international standards ISO9002, TS16949 and environmental accreditation ISO14001.
The company has worked continually on eliminating or controlling variables in rubber moulding processes since the early 1990’s. If a faulty part is produced during manufacture, monitoring systems allow us to see exactly the conditions at the time of moulding including temperatures, pressures, injection speeds and cycle times (see technology). We can also check material characteristics for the exact batch of material. This information allows us to track the underlying causes of variation and put preventative measures in place. SPC is used for monitoring key processes during the manufacture of parts and operators are highly trained. This extensive work has enabled the company to achieve enviable low PPM levels and in some cases zero defect production.
With accreditations of ISO9002, TS16949 and ISO14001 the quality systems within Harboro Rubber are comprehensive.
The result is a reliable service with an enviable record
Automatic sorting system composed of two tables which enable the pieces to be checked on both sides. The machine guarantees a perfect repeatability of the checks and traceability of the inspected rubber moulding batches.
This produces 3D models using white resin built up on layer resolutions down to 0.178mm. It does this by converting CAD files to STL files (stereolithography) ready for printing.