How are Custom Molded Rubber Products Made?


There are so many industrial products that help us in our day to day life that we are not able count them. The ones that belong to that category are custom molded rubber products. 

The most commonly used custom molded rubber products are gaskets and seals, O rings and timing belt. In fact, a lot of things wouldn’t be possible without these products. 

To manufacture custom molded rubber products, there are 3 commonly used techniques and they are the following:

1) Compression molding – For this technique, uncured rubber is used. It is placed in a mold and compressed with the help of heat and pressure. The result is a finished rubber product that is ejected from the mold.

2) Injection molding – This process has been in use since 1960. In this process, pre-heated rubber is injected into a readymade mold with the help of pressure. After the curing is done, the rubber leaves the mold and is ready for use. 

3) Extrusion – Extruded rubber products are put through a die that gives them a tube-like shape. This process is used for rubber pipes and hoses.

The applications of custom molded rubber products are really wide but it is important that they are manufactured properly. 

Custom molded rubber products are manufactured using 3 commonly used techniques that are compression molding, injection molding, and extrusion. The products have a wide number of applications.