Industrial Rubber can offer this service when the original Drawings or Cad Data have been lost or are no longer available but there is a sample part.
Working from a sample we can:
- Identify the rubber used
- Measure the hardness of the rubber
- Measure the dimensions of the part using conventional and Non-Contact measuring methods such as CMM (coordinate measuring machine) and Shadowgraph.
If the part is more complex or requires a greater degree of accuracy we can 3D Laser Scan the part. This process can produce a highly accurate 3D model that can be used to manufacture a mould tool to be able to reproduce the part
Industrial Rubber has used Reverse Engineering to produce one off speciality parts for Classic Cars and Military Vehicles along with low volume Train Door seals for Rolling Stock refurbishments amongst others.
This technique has enabled Industrial Rubber to make large and small parts including Gaskets, Diaphragms, Bellows, Gaiters, Rubber to Metal Bondings, Window and Door Seals