Rubber Extruded Parts
Rubber extruded parts are components or products made by forcing elastomer through a tooling system called a die. As the robber material passes through the die, it conforms to the shape of the tooling system.
Benefits of Extruded Rubber Products
There are many reasons why you should consider automated extruded parts such as:
- Uniform rubber parts and profiles
- Durable rubber parts
- Cost-effective manufacturing process
- Available in varying thicknesses and profiles
- Minimizes wastages
How to Make Rubber-Extruded Parts
Extruding rubber parts is straightforward. The process starts by making a suitable die which is the main tooling system.
With the rubber extrusion die ready, you will choose the best material grade for the process. Next, you will mix rubber material alongside other additives (if any). Then, force the rubber material through a die.
Finally, the material will be shaped according to the die. Then allow the rubber extruded parts to cool after which you can perform any secondary operations such as cutting, stamping, etc.
Types of Extruded Rubber Products
Rubber extruded rubber parts are available in many configurations such as:
Complex Rubber Extrusion
These include different parts with varying shapes and designs. Among the most common products include:
- Rubber bushings – They isolate vibrations and absorb shock thereby preventing shock transfer and ensuring safety.
- Rubber trims – Trims are specifically designed to protect surfaces or edges. They can cover windows, covers, or panels. Additionally, they offer watertight sealing while protecting the section from high impact.
- Rubber bumpers – Extruded rubber bumpers offer excellent shock absorption properties. They perfectly fit in many applications such as truck doors, road safety equipment, etc.
- Rubber sealing – Extruded rubber sealers are available as gaskets, seals, O-rings, or washers. In most cases, a rubber section can be extruded and then processed to make a highly durable sealing mechanism.
Extruded Rubber Profiles
Some common options include door sealing profiles, wall protection profiles, or window profiles. Depending on the shape of the die, you may have:
- Angled rubber extrusions
- T-rubber profile
- D-rubber profile
- L-rubber profile
- U-rubber profile, etc.
Extruded Rubber Tubing
Rubber tubing, hoses, and pipes are made from the extrusion process. Rubber tubing are functional accessories in both pneumatic and hydraulic applications.
Of course, you can also get custom rubber extruded parts upon request.
Other rubber-extruded parts include vibration reducers, cabinet seals, and pump discharge hoses, just to mention a few. Furthermore, rubber extruded profiles serve many industries including automotive, construction, food processing, aerospace, marine, lighting oil and gas industries, among others.
Materials for Rubber Extruded Parts
When it comes to rubber extrusion, you have a range of materials to choose from. In most cases, your extruded rubber parts manufacturer will help you choose the perfect material for all your needs.
Usually, the choice of a material depends on temperature requirements, weather resistance, dimension stability, and resistance to chemicals among other specifications.
Some common materials for extruding rubber parts include:
- Silicone rubber
- Nitrile rubber
- Natural rubber, etc.