Rubber Molders and Moldings
The process of rubber molding involves shaping raw rubber materials into functional products. While some products can be made by other rubber shaping processes such as cell casting and extrusion, the molding process has its own features that set it apart. Products that are made through rubber molding are enclosed in a mold cavity instead of a die, and can thus be made into complex and irregular shapes.
Rubber molding is a operation in which raw melted rubber takes form inside a mold. Many kinds of complex rubber products, such as rubber diaphragms and rubber seals, are made this way, due to the ability of the rubber molding process to precisely design a product so it fits perfectly into a piece of equipment without the risk of any kind of leakage. Products that are made to protect equipment, such as rubber washers and rubber grommets, must also be designed with precision, and are thus manufactured by rubber molding. These products can also be produced through rubber extrusion. However, extruding machines have much more limited capabilities. An extruder only has control over the X and Y axes, and are thus much more suited for the production of simpler rubber products such as rubber baseboards or rubber sheets. Rubber molding allows from design control over three axes due to the process involving a molding cavity instead of a die.
To one extent or another, molded rubber products span every industry. Since many manufacturing machines contain moving parts that can vibrate excessively, rubber washers and rubber bushings are installed to secure these moving parts and absorb vibration in an effort to protect the people operating them. Another component that can be used to absorb vibration is a rubber sheet. A rubber sheet is a large, thick sheet that reduces vibration and noise in a machine when placed underneath it. The reduction of vibration and noise can greatly improve overall safety and working conditions. Rubber grommets are another useful component that is used extensively for industrial, consumer, and commercial purposes. Rubber grommets are made to fit around a hole in a surface, protecting wires or other hardware that must pass through it. Grommets can also protect the hole itself from wear or damage. Rubber grommets can be found protecting wires from becoming disconnected, or aligning the holes in desks which allow safe passage for computer wires.
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!
Carson City, NV | 800-733-2648
At REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development, we make it simple and affordable to create custom molded rubber parts and products. Working with our expert rubber molders, we can help you design and create a part that fits your applications perfectly. We work with many different rubber materials, and we offer both compression and transfer molding services. Your custom molded rubber solution is just a phone call away! Contact us today!
Chicago, IL | 800-722-6996
Flexan LLC has been manufacturing and designing all kinds of rubber products since 1946. With more than 70 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!