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MOULDED RUBBER

How mouldings are made - a basic guide

Rubber has to be prepared before it is used for moulding -

It can be milled or extruded and cut into accurate sizes and weighed to suit the item being made. For injection moulding, the rubber is supplied in continuous strip form.

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Material being milled           Material extruded and cut into acurately weighed forms

After loading the moulding tool with the required amount of rubber, putting it under pressure at the correct  temperature and time, the moulding is then removed from the (hot) tool.  (This shows compression moulding method)

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Various mouldings being removed from tool

After the components have cooled, they need to be de-flashed to remove all the excess rubber

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Mouldings ready to be de-flashed

This can be done either by hand (using scissors) or cryogenically using a special tumbler where the components are frozen and rotated.

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Finished mouldings               Cryogenic control panel           Cryogenic tumbling drum

Parts are then inspected before going for packing, labelling and despatch

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Nikon measuring device and computer control equipment


Rubber Moulders specializing in Custom Rubber Moulding, Thermoplastic and rubber Injection moulding, Compression and Transfer rubber moulding of all types of Precision Moulded Components. Manufactured in any polymer with recognised approvals for specific industries. A leading independent UK company who's reputation is built around flexibilty, technical ability, customer service and quality ISO 9001:2008 accreditation. In partnership with our Sister Companies in China to achieve Low Cost Manufacturing of rubber mouldings Abroad.

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Industrial Rubber Ltd
4 Fielder Drive,
Newgate Lane Industrial Estate,
Fareham,
Hampshire PO14 1JE

Tel: +44 (0) 1329-287955

Fax: +44 (0) 1329-823239

E-mail:  sales@industrial-rubber.com

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