Rubber injection molding is used to develop both solid rubber parts and rubber-to-metal bonded products. Natural and synthetic rubber compounds can provide a wide variety of properties that solve problems from seals or gaskets, noise and vibration isolation, abrasion and impact resistance and chemical/corrosion resistance. Rubber injection molding is an ideally suited for mid-to-high-volume production and where tight tolerances, part consistency or over-molding are required. In addition, rubber injection molding works well with rubber compounds that have faster cure times. This is a process that can be fully automated.
Rubber Transfer Molding
The rubber transfer molding process is ideal to produce both solid rubber parts, rubber part with inserts and parts that require bonding rubber to metal. Rubber transfer molding combines the advantages of injection molding with the ease of compression molding.
Rubber to Metal Bonding
For rubber to metal bonding, both injection molding and transfer molding processes are used to bond rubber to metal. The process depends upon the part application, specifically the use of the finished product. This an ideal process for bonding rubber to metal and plastic parts, an example of such parts would be gears, shafts, rollers, bumpers, and stops in a wide array of sizes and shapes. Additional uses for this process include rubber components bonded to steel, aluminum, brass and plastic.