Car Rubber Suspension Part & Utility Cable Cap

On the left is a car rubber suspension part designed specifically for the automotive industry. It features our outstanding rubber to metal bonding capabilities. On the right, a compression molded utility cable cap a two-step operation.

Rubber suspension parts in the automotive industry are relatively simple parts with an important function. They protect the overall suspension, prevent wear of the metal parts and absorb shock while driving. Durable long lastine rubber suspension parts from Qualiform. Car rubber suspension parts must support the weight of the car, absorb and dampen shock, and ensure that the tires keep in touch with the road.

Poor quality or broken parts will be at the expense of a stable road holding and comfort, and can seriously endanger the driver.

Therefore always choose for quality. Car rubber suspension parts from Qualiform are produced by specialists who, with their advanced technologies and innovations, ensure the quality and materials meet your specifications. We are experts in problem-solving and all aspects of rubber molding and rubber to metal bonding.  Our experienced technical staff is available to consult on your part design and property requirements.

Custom Rubber Suspension Parts for the Automotive Industry

Qualiform worked with the customers to design an automotive rubber suspension product with a rubber to withstand a particular load deflection which was designed to meet automotive truck market demands. We start bonding rubber by using an adhesive to adhere the rubber to the metal to ensure a proper rubber to metal bonding application.

For the utility cable cap, Qualiform used it’s extensive compression molding capabilities and a secondary operation to satisfy the customers demands. Qualiform experts formulated a compound to prevent permeability of gas escaping designed for use primarily in the utility market.

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The Rubber Molding Processes Used for this Car Rubber Suspension Part and Utility Cap

For this rubber suspension part we started bonding rubber using the rubber to metal bonding process. We used an adhesive to adhere the rubber to the metal to ensure a proper rubber to metal bonding application. Utilizing the rubber molding process for rubber to metal bonding is the most effective way to adhere rubber to metal parts.  Qualiform is the leader of all rubber to metal bonding companies producing the largest, most complex parts in the industry.  We offer unparalleled experience in this process and are more than happy to consult on your rubber to metal bonding application.  Questions on rubber to metal bonding? Contact our technical staff at (330) 336-6777 or CLICK HERE to send us a drawing.

The Rubber to Metal Bonding Process

The rubber to metal bonding process provides a superior mechanical bond of rubber to metal parts or inserts.  Integral to the process is a two-step preparation of the metal for rubber molding.  First, the metal must be degreased, similar to metal coating or paint preparation, and cleaned of any contaminants.   Next, a special, heat-activated adhesive is uniformly sprayed onto the metal parts.

Ready for rubber overmolding, the prepared metal parts are inserted into the mold cavity.  Held in place by special magnets or chaplet pins, the mold is closed and the rubber molding process begins.  The heat required to cure the rubber, activates the adhesive forming a mechanical bonding of rubber to metal.

Rubber insert molding completely encapsulates the metal part with rubber by suspending the metal insert in the mold cavity.  Rubber can also be molded to a specific area of metal parts.   Mechanically adhering rubber to metal can enhance the stability of metal parts with the flexible characteristics of rubber.  Metal parts with molded rubber can improve part properties such as seals to NEMA standards, electrical conductivity, noise and vibration isolation, wear and impact resistance, chemical and corrosion resistance and more.

Steel, brass, aluminum, exotics, engineered resins and plastics can all be overmolded with rubber.

Rubber to metal bonded parts range in size from small inserts to large transportation components.  Overmolded rubber metal parts are utilized across a broad range of applications, shapes and sizes such as bumpers, shafts, rollers and isolaters.

For the utility cable cap, Qualiform used it’s extensive compression molding capabilities and a secondary operation to satisfy the customers demands.  Rubber compression molding is ideal for low to medium volume production of rubber products.  The rubber compression molding process can produce a diverse range of precision rubber molded components.  The compression molding process allows for 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, the material is compressed and flows to fill the rubber mold cavity.  A combination of high-pressure and elevated temperatures activates the curing of the rubber compound, aka vulcanization.  The optimal level of cure is achieved, the part hardens and cools then the mold is opened and part removed.  The cycle repeats with the next rubber preform inserted into the rubber mold.

The Benefits of the Compression Molding Process

  • Economical process
  • Low-cost tooling compared to rubber injection molding
  • Maximized cavity count
  • Ideal for large parts that require a long cure time
  • Can process most elastomers and cure systems

Disadvantages of Compression Molding

  • Longer cycle times
  • Mid-range precision and consistency
  • Labor intensive

Applications of compression molding range from simple drive belts to complex large diameter diaphragms.

High-Quality Car Rubber Suspension Parts Require High-Quality Materials

Choosing the most effective rubber materials for your car rubber suspension parts can be a difficult process. Not only are there many different rubber materials to choose from, but most of these materials have overlapping features. Therefore, clear answers during the initial design phase are uncommon. However, working with a reputable rubber molding company can simplify the process and eliminate any confusion. Qualiform has the necessary knowledge and experience to analyze your project and offer accurate material recommendations.

Developing the best custom rubber suspension part for your applications requires using only the finest rubber materials. Qualiform has the ability to process a variety of high-performance polymers depending on your application.

Car Rubber Suspension Part Material Options

Industries We Serve

  • Medical Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Lawn & Garden Industry
  • Electronic Industry
  • Transportation Industry
  • Material Handling Industry
  • Home Application Industry
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Our technical staff is ready to assist you with all your custom rubber molding needs.