RPM Rubber Parts Blog

What is Rubber to Metal Bonding?

One of the most common manufacturer rubber needs is rubber to metal bonding. When metal is bonded to the rubber, it becomes extremely strong and..

Fabricating Gaskets: 5 Methods

A gasket is a part that is placed between two static connecting components to prevent leaks, provide stability, and control vibration. Gaskets can..

What is Elastomer Molding?

An elastomer is essentially an elastic polymer. Types of elastomers include silicone, synthetic rubber, EDPM, natural rubber, SBR, isoprene..

Selecting an Isolator: Degrees of Freedom and Primary Engine Disturbances

There are numerous critical elements to consider when you select a vibration isolator. Depending on the application, you’ll need to know things..

Selecting an Isolator: Mounting Strategies/Analysis Methodology

The system analysis methodology is an important exercise for vibration isolator performance. This critical endeavor is the starting point for..

Vibration Isolation Theory and Why It Matters

Vibration theory provides an essential foundation for vibration isolators. At RPM, our engineers understand and create products based on tested..

What Role Does the Bond Play in an Industrial Isolator?

Industrial machinery carries heavy loads, undergoes enormous strain, and plays a vital role in company operations. Downtime and failure accrue..

What are the Signs That an Isolator isn’t Correct for the Application?

While many rubber isolators look the same - their performance is often not.  Poor selections can slip, shift, or fail. If they do, the machine..

Does the Size and Shape of a Vibration Mount Matter?

If it shakes, rattles or rolls, chances are you can solve vibration issues with rubber. Custom manufactured vibration mounts are commonly used in..

Shock and Vibration Control

At the turn of the century, automobiles may have felt like a miracle, but the teeth-rattling, hip-displacing reality of riding one was anything..

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