At Philpott Solutions Group, we manufacture custom molded rubber parts for a myriad of applications. Our robust capabilities include rubber transfer molding, rubber compression molding and rubber injection molding – giving us the ability to mold complex parts into any shape you need. Here’s a look at some of the processes our manufacturing facility uses to develop our customers’ high-quality rubber and plastics parts.
Rubber transfer molding allows us to produce highly complex designs across many industries. From bowling lane bumpers to rubber pads for automotive, truck, OEM and many other applications, the transfer molded products we manufacture for our customers are all around us. Unlike compression molding where the rubber charge material is heated and the part is formed between upper and lower dies, the rubber transfer molding process involves the use of a ram to compress the rubber material into a transfer mold where it is heated and compressed further into a mold cavity. After the rubber is cured, the custom molded rubber parts are removed from the mold cavity and ready to go.
Similar to rubber transfer molding, compression molding allows us to manufacture custom rubber molded parts that have complex shapes and designs. A key difference between the two processes is that compression molding does not require a transfer mold. While the two molding processes use different machines, both serve a similar purpose. However, compression molding cannot produce parts with intricate shapes as well as transfer or injection molding.
During injection molding, rubber charge material is continuously supplied through a nozzle that injects the heated and liquefied rubber into a mold cavity where it is compressed and cured. This process enables our team to process very precise custom rubber molded parts. From small volumes to millions of parts, we’re able to take your mold, or one that we custom design and engineer, and fabricate parts that meet your exact specifications.
Whether your custom molded rubber parts require transfer, compression or injection molding depends on their applications. No matter the material composition, molding process, part shape or order volume – Philpott Rubber & Plastics can fabricate the parts you need. Contact us.