Custom molded rubber parts
Creating a prototype for custom molded rubber parts
Before we start the rubber seal process, the rubber product is designed by one of our experienced engineers. We create prototypes by using 3D printing. In just a few days we can provide you with a perfect fitting model of the custom molded rubber parts you need. There are different ways to create custom molded rubber parts.
Compression rubber molding process
- The molding material is placed in a preheated oven with a heated mould cavity
- The mold is closed with a top force or plug member to ensure the right pressure
- This member forces the material into all the corners of the mould for the perfect fit
- This process is completed when the molding material has cured
Injection rubber moulding process
- Injecting material into a rubber mould
- That materials are: elastomers, metals, thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers
- The material is injected into a heated barrel
- Then it is mixed and forced into the mould cavity, which creates the shape
- It stays in the cavity until it is cooled off and hardened
Transfer rubber molding process
- An automated process which combines compression-, injection- and transfer molding processes
- A device is built into the rubber mould with small holes
- This guides the rubber to its shape
- During the curing process the mould is being kept close
- Thereafter the plunger is raised up and the left over so-called transfer pad material is removed and thrown away
- Once the rubber is cured completely, the mould is opened
Questions about custom molded rubber parts?
For more information about our automotive rubber mouldings, or customized solutions, please contact us by filling out or "ASK ERIKS" form or by calling the ERIKS office near you.