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Custom Made Rubber Parts

Philpott Solutions Group’s Rubber & Plastics division specializes in custom-made rubber parts for customers that approach us with very specific requirements. 
 
The choice of manufacturing methods depends on factors such as part complexity, production volume, material properties, and cost considerations. 
 
We offer different custom-made rubber parts processes, including rubber compression molding, rubber transfer molding, and rubber injection molding, with a focus on common materials like Fluoroelastomers, EPDM, Neoprene, Nitrile, Polyisoprene, Natural Rubber, Silicone, and SBR. 

Rubber Compression Molding 

In compression molding, a pre-measured amount of rubber material is placed into an open mold cavity. The mold is closed, and heat and pressure are applied to compress the rubber, forcing it to take the shape of the mold. 

Compression molding is often more cost-effective for small to medium production runs compared to other methods for custom made rubber parts. This method is well-suited for manufacturing larger rubber parts. 

Rubber Transfer Molding 

Transfer molding combines elements of compression molding and injection molding. 

A rubber material is preheated and placed in a chamber (pot), and a plunger forces the material into a closed mold cavity. 

Our process allows for better control over material placement and distribution, leading to more precise custom-made rubber parts. Transfer molding is suitable for parts with intricate details and undercuts. 

Rubber Injection Molding 

In injection molding, the rubber material is heated to a molten state and injected into a closed mold under high pressure to ensure that the material completely fills the mold cavities. 

Injection molding provides high precision and is suitable for complex geometries, intricate details, and small parts. The process is highly efficient for large production runs due to fast cycle times. 

Common Materials 

Fluoroelastomers (FKM) 

Value: High resistance to chemicals, oils, and extreme temperatures, making them ideal for applications in harsh environments. 

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) 

Value: Excellent weather resistance, electrical insulation properties, and suitable for outdoor applications. 

Neoprene 

Value: Good resistance to oils, chemicals, and ozone, along with flexibility and durability. 

Nitrile (NBR) 

Value: Excellent oil and fuel resistance, making it commonly used in automotive and industrial applications. 

Polyisoprene (IR) 

Value: Natural rubber alternative with similar properties, offering good elasticity and resilience. 

Natural Rubber 

Value: High elasticity, resilience, and tear resistance, suitable for a wide range of applications. 

Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) 

Value: Good abrasion resistance and toughness, commonly used in tires and conveyor belts. 

Silicones 

Value: Good heat and cold resistance, electrical properties, and chemical stability. 

Philpott Solutions is the ideal manufacturing partner for companies looking for an experienced, reliable manufacturer. We can tailor processes to meet specific customer needs for custom made rubber parts. Our team understands the unique properties of different rubber materials, ensuring the selection of the most suitable material for the application. 

As a manufacturer, we follow stringent quality control measures to ensure the production of high-quality rubber parts that meet industry standards. We use the most cost-effective manufacturing method based on factors such as production volume, part complexity, and material requirements. By leveraging different molding processes, we achieve efficient production with minimal material waste and consistent part quality. 

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