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Compression and Transfer Molded Products 

Our Rubber & Plastics division can create and develop custom rubber parts that are fully engineered to meet your exact specifications.  From bowling lane bumpers to rubber pads for automotive, truck, OEM and many other applications, the compression and transfer molded products we manufacture for our customers are everywhere you look.   

Our Process   

We have the equipment, experience and expertise to fabricate custom compression and transfer molded parts for virtually any consumer, medical and industrial purpose.  Simply show us your application and our engineering team will identify the ideal solution for you.  Once we’ve met your specs, we’ll mass produce your parts and have them shipped according to your schedule.  

 

Molding Capability 

Compression and Transfer molding presses ranging from 100-800 tons 

72” x 72” platen press for large rubber parts 

Compression and transfer molding are preferred methods for producing rubber  parts due to their ability to create complex shapes with precision and consistency. These processes offer several advantages over alternative methods. 

Precision and Consistency: Compression and transfer molding ensure uniformity and accuracy in part dimensions, leading to superior quality and performance. 

Versatility: These molding techniques can accommodate a wide range of materials, including various rubber compounds (Buna, EPDM, Neoprene, FKM, Silicone), allowing for flexibility in product design. 

Efficiency: They offer efficient production cycles, making them ideal for large-scale manufacturing while maintaining high-quality standards. 

Cost-effectiveness: Compared to other molding processes, compression and transfer molding can be more cost-effective, especially for producing medium to high volume parts. 

Key Differences

Compression molding involves placing a preheated material into an open mold cavity and applying pressure to shape the material. In contrast, transfer molding utilizes a closed mold with a runner system connected to a chamber where the material is preheated before being forced into the mold cavity under pressure. 

Common Rubber and Plastic Products 

  • Seals and gaskets 
  • O-rings 
  • Bushings and bumpers 
  • Electrical insulators 
  • Automotive components 
  • Medical device components 
  • Industrial and consumer goods 

In addition to the advantages mentioned earlier, compression and transfer molding offer several other benefits: 

Speed: These processes can achieve relatively fast cycle times, resulting in efficient production rates and quicker turnaround times for orders. 

Complexity: While not as suitable for extremely intricate designs as some other methods like injection molding, compression and transfer molding can still handle moderately complex geometries with ease. 

Material Compatibility: Compression and transfer molding are compatible with a wide range of rubber materials, allowing manufacturers to choose the most suitable material for their specific application requirements.  

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