Sperry & Rice LLC is unlike many other rubber and plastic extrusion companies because we manage each step of the process, from design to manufacturing to finishing. Our engineering solutions and advanced manufacturing process are matched only by our expertise, which is why we can be relied on to produce parts that are specifically designed to suit your needs.
Our process begins with a consultation with one of our engineers to determine your distinct needs. We’ll review your specifications and sketches, and even visit your location if necessary. Then we will use 3-D imaging programs like AutoCAD, CadCam, and Inventor to develop a plan to manufacture your custom part.
In addition to working with you on the design of your component, our engineers can help you determine which material is best suited to your intended application. The most appropriate material will vary depending on your application, so it’s important to work with someone who is well versed in those nuances. Sperry & Rice LLC works with the full range of rubber and plastic materials, including:
- Natural Rubber
- Styrene Butadiene (SBR)
- EPDM sponge
- TPE – TPV – Polypropylene
Once we have confirmed your design and materials, we will produce a sample for your review. You’ll have the opportunity to verify that the component meets your criteria before you commit to further manufacturing.
Our manufacturing team will take care of the custom compound development and mixing, tooling, extrusion, and molding to create your order. We’ll also utilize our rubber lab testing facilities and statistical process controls to maintain and evaluate quality. Before your order leaves our facility, we will test it in house to ensure it continues to meet your expectations.