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Originally, compression molding has always been used to mold rubber. Today it is still used extensively overall as it is an economical method. Compression molding is a closed-mold process in which tremendous pressure is applied to the product. It is a very reasonable molding method for low to medium volume production. Read More…

Rubber Compression Molding Originally, compression molding has always been used to mold rubber. Today it is still used extensively overall as it is an economical method. Compression molding is a closed-mold process in which tremendous pressure is applied to the product. It is a very reasonable molding method for low to medium volume production.
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Santa Fe Springs, CA  |  562-941-4800

RD Rubber Technology Corp is an ISO 9001:2015 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.

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RD Rubber Technology Corporation $$$

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.

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Britech Industries $$$

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.

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Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-782-7776

Rubber molding is what we do best. We believe in offering our very best to all customers no matter how large or small. For over 65 years we have pushed the boundaries of what we do and continue to improve our products and customer service every day.

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Accurate Products, Inc. $$$

Carson City, NV  |  800-733-2648

REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development is your complete source for rubber molding products, including rubber rollers, die-cut gaskets, and custom rubber products to suit your application.

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REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development Company $$$

Canonsburg, PA  |  866-672-8100

National Rubber was founded in 1997 with the values of variety, consistency, quality, open communication, and timely delivery at its core.

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National Rubber Corp. $$$

Trevose, PA  |  215-355-3440

Mason Rubber is a full-service organization assisting in the designing or reverse engineering of custom product to fulfill your production requirements.

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Mason Rubber Co., Inc. $$$

Minneapolis, MN  |  1-800-927-1422

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP) is a leader in material compound development and the manufacturing of custom elastomeric and thermoplastic components. With facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, MRP collaborates with original equipment manufacturers to solve difficult sealing and component challenges across multiple markets. Capabilities include materials science and formulation, fully functional product prototyping, and operational excellence and supply chain consolidation.

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Minnesota Rubber & Plastics $$$

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.

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Premier Seals Manufacturing $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-538-4970

Kent Rubber Supply leverages our experience, innovation and continuous development to ensure our customers get the best products. We specialize in small to large batch production runs of molded rubber parts, allowing us to offer ultimate customization when it comes to a wide variety of specs. Our products vary in shapes, sizes and wall thicknesses in materials such as PVC and urethane. Both domestic and offshore services are available.

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Kent Rubber Supply Co. $$$

Tinley Park, IL  |  800-662-1009

Aero Rubber is an ISO 9001:2015-registered, world-class manufacturer of molded rubber products, custom molded rubber and molded rubber goods.

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Aero Rubber Company, Inc. $$$

Rootstown, OH  |  330-325-1821

Jet Rubber Company, employee-owned, offers custom molded rubber and rubber to metal components. They offer rubber molding in a wide array of standard rubber products as well as custom options for those more complex and difficult jobs.

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Jet Rubber Company $$$

Southborough, MA  |  508-229-2000

Spring-Fast Grommets with fusion bonded nylon & a polymer cushion prevent wire chafe & give you best in class performance, 49% install savings & a 9.5x efficiency improvement. The nylon clad metal substrate snaps on with finger pressure & self locks - eliminating adhesives & the old slow & costly gluing process. It is used widely used in across the OEM & contract manufacture sectors. ISO 9001:2015 & AS 9100-D. Collaborative product customization available. Request free samples on site.

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Device Technologies, Inc. $$$
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What is Compression Molding?

Originally, compression molding has always been used to mold rubber. Today it is still used extensively overall as it is an economical method. Compression molding is a closed-mold process in which tremendous pressure is applied to the product. It is a very reasonable molding method for low to medium volume production.

It is used to mold products like gaskets, seals, O rings, etc. It is a low-budget solution for the production of medium to large size parts on a small scale with costly raw materials.

How does Compression Molding Work?

Compression molding entails several steps:

  1. It starts with an uncured rubber being formed into a preform. This preform is based on the shape and size of the end product. This preform is then prepared so that it can be molded as desired.
  2. The prepared preform is then put into the hot mold. The mold is temporarily sealed. It is followed by the application of heat and pressure. This is why this process is called compression molding. The temperature, pressure, and other such factors are constantly monitored.
  3. After the molding is done, the mold is opened to remove the cured rubber product.
  4. It goes through post-molding stages e.g., post-curing, packaging, inspection, etc.
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Materials and Equipment Used in Molding

The equipment used in rubber compression molding quite resembles that used in plastic compression molding. Following are some of the equipment needed for rubber compression molding:

  • Mold plates
  • Mold cavity
  • Alignment pins
  • Compression molding press
  • Hydraulic press

The rubbers usually used in compression molding include:

  • Butyl
  • Colored Compounds
  • EPDM
  • Natural Rubber
  • Neoprene
  • Nitrile
  • SBR
  • Viton
  • Fiber Molding

Applications of Compression Molding

Molded rubber items are more than just a finishing touch. They can extend the life of essential and valuable equipment by successfully reducing equipment wear. Here are a few kinds of purchasable molded products: Self-adhesive bumpers, grommets, anti-vibration pads, O-rings, suction cups, vacuum lifters, tubing, etc.

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In many industries, these things are critical to the form and function of equipment. For example, every day, compression-molded rubber parts help medical facilities, manufacturers, precision mechanics, autos, and other industries.

Why to Choose Compression Molding

Compression molding is widely used because it uses advanced composites. The rubber used is lighter, stronger and unlike metals is corrosion resistant.

The following is a list of compression molding benefits:

  • Tools and equipment are meager cost and affordable.
  • It has the lowest lead time.
  • It has a diverse range of part sizes.
  • This process has a very short set-up time and is favorable for more production runs.
  • It can mold stiffer and more robust materials as well.
  • Large parts with an extended cure time are ideal to be molded by this process.
  • It can create very intricate and complexly designed pieces.
  • It is very cost-effective and has a reduced turnaround time.

Finding the best Compression Molding Press:

Your ultimate decision on a compression molding press is based on these six crucial elements, in addition to safety and convenience of use.

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  1. The amount of rubber you'll need for your product.
  2. The bare minimum temperature required to heat your rubber.
  3. Minimum time required to heat your rubber.
  4. Choosing the most appropriate heating method.
  5. Calculating the required amount of force.
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