Combining strength with flexibility
When rubber is bonded to another type of component such as a metal it becomes very strong and durable but maintains the flexible properties of the rubber. Rubber to metal bonding can be completed on virtually any rubber part using a variety of elastomers. Normally this process is used for commercial uses in applications such as vibration reduction, sound proofing. There are many types of industrial and commercial uses.
Material Selection is incredibly important and this is something that Industrial Rubber can help with, providing guidance and support.
Industrial Rubber has developed processes to manufacture rubber bonding to a range of metals and other substrates. Bonding typically follows the following process:
Rubber bonding starts with insert preparation. The inserts are prepared mechanically and/ or chemically depending on what the substrate is made from. Typically this involves shot blasting to increase the roughness and surface area. Then a chemical degreaser is used to clean the inserts and remove contaminants. Prepared inserts then have a bonding agent applied, this can be done via spraying, painting or dipping. The inserts are then left to dry or pre-heated as per the bonding agents TDS. Once ready the inserts are included in the moulding process.
We can bond parts in compression, transfer and injection moulding. The bonding agent applied to the insert activates during the moulding process and results in a chemical bond between the rubber and metal. Once moulded parts will undergo finishing process such as trimming or grinding. Certain customers require metal parts to be engraved which we are also able to do on site.
Contact our team for more details on how Industrial Rubber Ltd can help with your rubber bonding project.
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