Engineering & Development

Mold Development

QSR’s world-class mold-making operation, Quadra, employs a team of dedicated engineers and technicians who use the latest software and machining technologies to produce molds designed for longevity. Made for either LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) or HCR (High Consistency Rubber) applications using only high-grade materials, they include flashless inserted, cut-in-plate, and proprietary molds for companies around the world.

Mold Types

LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber)
  • LIM (Liquid Injection Molding)
    • Hot runner
    • Cold runner
      • Open tip nozzle
      • Valve gated nozzle
    • Side actuated inserts
    • Automated demolding sweeps

HCR (High Consistency Rubber)
  • Compression
  • Transfer
    • Wasteless / Flashless
      • Self-registered inserts
    • Cut-in-plate
    • Hybrid (inserts and cut-in-plate)
    • Split bar
    • Accordion bar

Quadra Specialties

  • To speed up your time to manufacturing, production quality design and mold materials are used during the prototyping process
  • Master_New_SIGMAMold flow simulation software designed and calibrated specifically for individual rubber compounds, is used during mold design to ensure proper placement of fill gates and vents.  Proven to find and correct defects before manufacturing, this same software offers the advantage of establishing the process parameters, including temperature, pressure and time for the molding cycle.
  • Industry-leading CAM (computer-aided-manufacturing) software, used by each technician to program the CNC equipment,  ensures every mold component gets special attention for fit and finish
  • 5-axis CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machining cuts lead times by reducing multiple set-ups and fixtures for more difficult cores and cavities
  • CNC Swiss turning/milling with up to 9-axis capability, eliminates secondary operations and produces unparalleled achievements for tight tolerance detailed core pins and components
  • CNC sinker and wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) turns your unique product geometry to actuality
  • High Speed 3-axis CNC machining rivals RMA F2 surface finish, eliminating the need to hand polish
  • Longevity is increased by using high grade materials, specialized heat treating and coating processes and flashless tooling which allows inserts to be replaced without building a new mold

Q Mold Management System (QMMS)

For a streamlined and efficient mold build from sales launch through PPAP, QSR employs proprietary tracking software called the Q Mold Management System. This one-of-a-kind software not only increases speed and efficiency, it also enhances communications throughout the company, holding project stakeholders accountable for every step of the mold build process.

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