Industrial Rubber Compression Molding

Lake Erie Rubber / April 27, 2023
Lake Erie Rubber & Manufacturing

Lake Erie Rubber is a custom manufacturer of rubber parts based in Erie, Pennsylvania. With over six decades of experience, we have become industry leaders in rubber molding. We specialize in many types of rubber molding processes for a wide range of uses and markets, including industrial rubber compression molding.

Industrial rubber compression molding is a manufacturing process that creates rubber parts by placing pre-form rubber pieces in a mold cavity, which is then closed using hydraulic pressure, and heated to initiate the vulcanization process. This process can be used to manufacture gaskets, grommets, O-rings, and bumpers, among many other custom rubber parts. We use many types of rubber in our production, including natural rubber, silicone, EPDM, nitrile, and many other polymers. Learn more about choosing the right type of rubber for your specific application.

Benefits of Industrial Rubber Compression Molding

Industrial rubber compression molding has many advantages. It has a lower upfront cost, due to its lower initial tooling cost. It also produces very low amounts of waste due to how efficient the process is. While it is often best for low volume production, it can also be used for large-scale production since molds with many cavities can be made. Rubber compression molding is also ideal for manufacturing larger parts and components.

Industrial rubber compression molding is also very versatile. It can be used to manufacture a wide range of parts with tight tolerances and complex shapes. Examples of parts that can be manufactured include seals, grommets, gaskets, hoses, O-rings, vibration isolators, and bellows, among many others. Due to this versatility, it is used to produce parts for a variety of industries, including mining, rail, oil and gas, construction, and even pet products.

Another advantage of industrial rubber compression molding is its ability to consistently create high quality products with consistent dimensions. Manufacturers can have a lot of control over the process, allowing for high levels of precision. This level of consistency allows for manufacturing in high quantities, and is crucial when manufacturing industrial parts for applications where strict requirements are enforced. For example, there are strict safety requirements when making parts for the automotive industry.

All of this adds up to a truly high precision, highly effective and time efficient manufacturing process. Manufacturing rubber parts with compression molding is therefore often the right choice for many types of industrial applications, as it not only produces quality products, but does so in a cost effective and timely manner. Lake Erie Rubber has mastered industrial rubber compression molding, and will work together with you to ensure that you get the results you’re looking for.

Lake Erie Rubber’s Rubber Compression Molding Services

Lake Erie Rubber is a custom manufacturer of industrial rubber parts. We provide customized solutions to meet your specific requirements, with years of experience in industrial rubber compression molding services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your rubber manufacturing needs.

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