Rubber Molding is a molding process that produces a useable rubber product. Rubber products are made from uncured rubber or elastomers. An elastomer is any material with sufficient resilience or memory for returning to its original shape in response to pressure or distortions. Rubber and elastomers can be derived from natural sources, although they are mostly synthetic, produced through highly controlled chemical processes. Rubber is an excellent material for situations that require a material to expand and return to its original shape. The three most common methods in the rubber molding process are liquid injection molding, compression molding and transfer molding.
Some of the specific industries that benefit from custom molded rubber are automobile, appliance controls, lawn and garden, sporting goods, medical, and defense. Custom molded rubber parts are ideal for vibration control, acoustic applications, and harsh environments. Examples of molded rubber parts include rubber grommets, gaskets, seals, shock mounts, stoppers, and bumpers.
Rubber Molded components offer the following advantages: