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The first rubber molding process, rubber compression molding, is ideal for low to medium volume production of rubber products. Compression molding is a widely used economical production method for low volume production of medium to large parts. It is the best rubber molding process for materials with a high cost and applications that demand extreme hardness.
Rubber compression molding can produce a diverse range of custom rubber molded components and the affordable production of large, intricate products. It is often used to produce environmental seal products such as rubber o-rings, seals, and gaskets.
The Rubber Compression Molding Process
The rubber compression molding process uses a preformed piece of uncured rubber that is placed in an open mold cavity. The mold is preheated to an elevated temperature. As the mold closes in the press, the material is compressed and flows to fill the rubber mold cavity.
The combination of elevated temperatures and high pressures activates the vulcanization process and curing of the rubber compound. Once an optimal cure is reached, the part hardens and cools then the mold is opened and the final part removed. The next rubber preform is inserted into the mold and the cycle repeats.
The basic compression mold is usually a two-piece construction consisting of a top and bottom plate. Half of the part cavity is usually cut into each plate of the mold. A trim area is created by grooves cut around each cavity which allows the excess rubber to flow out of the cavity. Compression molds are typically secured between heated press platens. The molded parts require trimming to remove the groove overflow. An additional bake cycle may be required for partially cured parts.
Qualiform molds both natural rubber and synthetic rubber which include:
- Colored Compounds
- Natural Rubber
- Fiber Molding
Qualiform Compression Molding
Qualiform Rubber Molding is a full-service rubber products manufacturer with more than 30 years of experience.
Depend on our rubber product manufacturing capabilities to meet the needs of the transportation, medical, electrical, plumbing, industrial, appliance, and aerospace industries.
We are here to serve all of your rubber molding needs!
Why should you choose Qualiform for Rubber Compression Molding?
– Trusted experience to solve your problems from design to price to delivery – try us!
– Short-runs with fast turnaround
– Competitive pricing on a variety of rubber parts
– We work with your tooling either from other molders or can purchase new tooling for you. You always own the tooling so we keep you as a customer through outstanding performance and customer service.
– 3-shift/24-hour production for the quickest turnaround
– We aggressively monitor raw material costs to maintain the lowest possible pricing
– Green initiatives with repurposed rubber to reduce costs and save from landfills
– AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS FROM AN AMERICAN OWNED COMPANY
Qualiform is the top U.S. rubber molder for custom rubber products that require special compounds and/or present unique design and molding challenges. We are experts when it comes to rubber molding services, compression molding, transfer molding, rubber to metal bonding and rubber injection molding.
Rubber Manufacturing Company Certifications
Certified to ISO 9001, we are dedicated to producing high-quality custom rubber molded products and will take the necessary steps to understand and ensure your project needs are satisfied. Please contact Qualiform for assistance with your rubber product development. Qualiform is the leading supplier of rubber molding services, compression molding, transfer molding, rubber to metal bonding, and rubber injection molding.
Our knowledgeable rubber compression molding staff will assist you with product development and design. Qualiform’s extensive rubber molding experience ensures we can meet your exact specifications. We work with you every step of the process to ensure the quality and materials meet your specifications.