Rubber products are widely used for various applications all over the world. The use of custom molded rubber products is common in the railways, oil and gas industry, automobile industry and many more. They can be Gaskets and Seals, Vibration Mounts, Conveyor Belts and oild seals. You can find rubber products even in hospitals, canning factories and breweries. In fact, they are a part of our daily life. When they are so important, you should know how they are manufactured.
Here are the common techniques for manufacturing custom molded rubber products are:
1.Compression molding – In this process, uncured rubber is placed in a mold and compressed with pressure and heat to get the final finished rubber component. It gets ejected from the mold and can be used.
2.Injection molding – Here preheated rubber is injected into a mold with the use of pressure to make sure that the rubber gets into every cavity inside the mold. After curing, the product gets separated from the mold and ready to be used.
3.Extrusion – This method is used to make rubber pipes, hoses and tubular products. Here the extruded rubber product is pushed through a die.
A few other important rubber products that are manufactured using one of the above methods are AS 568 O Rings, Timing Belt and oil seals.
Rubber products are used in several different applications. They are manufactured using compression molding, injection molding and extrusion.