Rubber Molders and Moldings
Rubber molding is one of many processes by which raw rubber materials are shaped into useful products. The kinds of products that rubber molding processes can create distinguish molding from extrusion, cell casting and all other rubber shaping processes. Because molded products are processed in an enclosed mold cavity as opposed to through a die, molded rubber can be processed into much more complex and irregular shapes.
Rubber molding is the process by which raw rubber is melted and formed in a mold. It is the method of choice in the creation of many different kinds of complex rubber products. For example, rubber seals and rubber diaphragms, which prevent seepage of liquids or gasses, must be precisely designed in order to fit the equipment in which they are installed. The same is true for rubber grommets and rubber washers, both of which must be precisely designed, because they are used to protect equipment. Extrusion can produce seals, diaphragms, grommets and washers, but an extruded seal or grommet’s construction is limited to detail in two axes. This means that an extruder can produce three-dimensional shapes, but it only has design control over the X and Y axes (the rubber product grows in the Z axis as rubber passes through the extrusion die). For this reason, extrusion is more appropriate for the production of simple rubber sheets, rubber baseboards and other long or thin rubber products. Because rubber molding processes use enclosed molding cavities instead of open dies, molding allows for design control over all three axes. Natural rubber as well as synthetic rubbers like neoprene, silicone rubber, liquid silicone rubber, EPDM and foam rubber can all be molded.
Some Leading Manufacturers
Santa Fe Springs, CA | 592-941-4800
RD Rubber Technology Corp is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. We offer injection, LIM and transfer molding, rubber to metal bonding, engineering support, tooling design and more. Our customers rely on us to give them the best possible production solutions for rubber molding. From aerospace to medical, consumer products to military applications we build trust by being responsive to your needs.
Trenton, NJ | 609-394-5245
With more than a century of manufacturing experience, Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co. is your source for custom molded rubber products. We offer a variety of custom rubber molding services, including rubber mixing and formulating, rapid prototyping, molded rubber product design and research, and more. At Pierce-Roberts, customers get a product that matches specifications and service that exceeds expectations. That is our guarantee.
Stuart, FL | 772-286-9278
If you have a need custom rubber molding for products with a fast turnaround, Britech Industries is the company you need to call. We do molded, extruded and die cut rubber – of various products and in the colors and compounds you need. We can manufacture domestically or off shore. If you do not see what you need for your application, let us know, so we can find a solution for you!
Tinley Park, IL | 708-342-1030
Allstates Rubber & Tool Corp. has been manufacturing and designing all kinds of rubber products since 1968. With more than 45 years of experience, we offer you the very best rubber molding services and molded rubber products. Custom rubber molding is our specialty, and our experts can provide you with design assistance to ensure you receive the perfect product for your requirements. We can also mold a huge range of rubber materials, so we know we have a solution for any of your rubber molding needs!
Akron, OH | 877-771-6766
With over 30 years of experience in the rubber molding industry, we remain committed to offering the best of our time and energy to all customers no matter how large or small. We believe in providing our customers with the tools they need to succeed. Learn more about what we can do for you on our website today!
Rootstown, OH | 330-325-1821
Jet Rubber Company is a leading manufacturer of custom molded rubber components. We can mold all kinds of rubber, including natural rubber, silicone, EPDM, Nitrile, Viton, and much more. We can even mold rubber-to-metal components. Our experienced staff will work with you to fully understand your specifications and applications, and we will create the perfect product for you! Get in touch with us for your expertly molded rubber products!