An elastomer is essentially an elastic polymer. Types of elastomers include silicone, synthetic rubber, EDPM, natural rubber, SBR, isoprene rubber, and more. Elastomers are perfect for molding because they are incredibly flexible and provide high performance once molded. Parts made out of molded elastomer are used for a variety of applications and offer many benefits. Continue reading to learn more about elastomer molding.
To be transformed into a useful product, elastomers can be molded using a few different methods. The outcome of these methods vary. Companies may choose a specific molding process based on cost, speed, precision, and purpose. Each method requires specific materials and equipment. Here are the four most frequently used approaches for molding elastomer:
There are many different applications for molded elastomers. Because this category of materials can range from a polymer to liquid silicone rubber materials, there is a wide range of uses. Here are some of the most common uses of molded elastomers:
Because elastomers are so versatile, the above applications only touch the surface of how they can be used. The right manufacturing process and curing process can create molded parts that withstand extreme temperatures, chemicals and vibration. They also have exceptional tensile strength. Just about every industry requires elastomeric material in manufacturing or production machines and equipment
There are advantages for every type of elastomer molding process. This is why so many manufacturers, in all industries, choose elastomer molding over other rubber processes. Here are some of the benefits of elastomer molding:
With elastomer molding methods, companies can produce quality, specially made custom rubber parts. One of these companies is RPM: Industrial Rubber Parts. Our team is ready to help our customers find the parts that they need. If we don’t have the part that you need and we can’t find it, then we’ll make it.
RPM works one-on-one with customers through all aspects of elastomer molded parts. Our in-house engineers will create drawings of your design. Then, they will create a prototype to send to you. Once you are satisfied with the prototype, we will manufacture and ship the order.
RPM also offers a variety of standard parts such as vibration control, bumpers, grommets, mounts, bushing, bearings, and more. Our team believes in providing only the highest quality rubber parts made with advanced molding technology. If you are looking for an excellent rubber part and custom rubber part manufacturer, we can help.
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