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Here are some frequently asked questions about rubber compression molding.
If you are looking to purchase a sandwich mount but aren’t sure which one you need, then read on to learn more about the different types.
Whether choosing an existing sandwich mount or designing a brand new one, there are a few things to consider first.
The Engineer’s 7-minute Guide to Rubber Molded Parts is just as it sounds, a quick-reference guide to help you determine if exploring a rubber part is right for your application.
RPM Industrial Rubber Parts is a leading provider of sandwich mounts and other vibration-isolating parts to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Read on to learn how quality sandwich mounts and vibration-isolating rubber manufactured parts maximize efficiency and protect machines and operators.
Custom rubber molding provides convenient, affordable, and effective solutions.
When designing rubber engine mounts, there are a variety of aspects to consider such as materials, cost, and function. There are all kinds of engine mounts that all come in different sizes and types, selecting the right one can be a daunting process.
Read on for a comparison of the common materials and best options for shock and vibration control.
Read on to learn what a sandwich mount is and what it is used for.
Sandwich mounts are an imperative part of machinery and equipment. They reduce damage and keep operators comfortable by damping vibration. Continue reading for more information about sandwich mounts and how they are used.
Whether you are purchasing standard mounts or you are getting custom rubber engine mounts created, continue reading for five benefits of using rubber engine mounts.
When purchasing a standard engine mount or ordering a custom one, it’s important to know what kinds of materials are best suited for the part and application. Engine mounts are made out of rubber with a metal bolt or attachments. Take a look at four of the best engine mount rubber materials.
When it comes to designing engine mounts, there are a few things that an OEM should take into consideration. Take a look at these six considerations for engine mount design.
These small parts are imperative to the proper and safe function of any moving machine. Continue reading to learn more about engine mounts and how they work.
The fabrication of custom molded rubber parts is one of the most interesting parts of the custom design process. Continue reading to learn more about materials, rubber to metal bonding, types of designs and the process of custom rubber molding.
Many industries utilize custom molded rubber parts for all kinds of applications. From grommets to tubing to mounts, there are no limits when it comes to custom rubber molding. Here are only a few of the industries that use this service.
There are two ways that you can obtain custom molded rubber parts: prototyping and reverse engineering. Each has specific purposes and benefits for custom part manufacturing. Continue reading to learn all about prototyping, reverse engineering, and custom molded rubber services.
There are many different kinds of rubber molding methods, but one of the most common is injection rubber molding. Continue reading to learn more about injection molding process, materials, benefits, applications and more.
One of the most common manufacturer rubber needs is rubber to metal bonding. When metal is bonded to the rubber, it becomes extremely strong and durable. This becomes incredibly important in NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) applications. Continue reading to learn more about rubber metal bonding and the various applications, material options and methods.
There are also many different methods of gasket fabrication, each of which addresses different manufacturing and production needs. It's important for manufacturers to understand the benefits of each different method. Here are the five most common forms of gasket fabrication.
Elastomers are perfect for molding because they are incredibly flexible and provide high performance once molded. Parts made out of molded elastomer are used for a variety of applications and offer many benefits. Continue reading to learn more about elastomer molding.
There are numerous critical elements to consider when you select a vibration isolator. Depending on the application, you'll need to know things like the weight of equipment, the center of gravity, the size of equipment, type of disturbances, and more.
The system analysis methodology is an important exercise for vibration isolator performance. This critical endeavor is the starting point for mounting strategies. An analysis like this can be applied to any number of machines and mechanical systems.
Vibration theory provides an essential foundation for vibration isolators. At RPM, our engineers understand and create products based on tested ideas like this. Whether you are a casual customer, lead an OEM, or simply want to understand more, this treatment can enhance your knowledge.
Industrial isolators have been used for decades and are simple rubber and metal pieces wedged in and attached strategically to machines. These serve a small but important role in extending the life of a machine, allowing for daily operation and protecting operators.
While many rubber isolators look the same - their performance is often not. Poor selections can slip, shift, or fail. If they do, the machine that relies on any kind of isolation could break down. This extreme and costly outcome is the result of improper isolators. If you buy, use, or install isolators of any kind, better knowledge will mitigate risk. Read on to learn the identifiable signs of an isolator that isn’t correct for the application.
If it shakes, rattles or rolls, chances are you can solve vibration issues with rubber. Custom manufactured vibration mounts are commonly used in machinery. This is because they relieve vibration, which can pose operational challenges and deteriorate equipment. Vibration isn’t a simple issue, however.
At RPM, vibration control and shock absorption are part of our standard and custom offerings. There are numerous materials and forms these materials take. Every coupling, mount, isolator or bushing we make is perfectly engineered for optimal use. Read on for a comparison of the common materials and best options for shock and vibration control.
A 2020 update from RPM regarding COVID-19.
A 2021 update from RPM regarding global supply chain issues.
Molded rubber parts, whether standard or custom manufactured, are used throughout virtually every industry, including off-highway, medical equipment manufacturing, agriculture, and automotive. Rubber is an extremely versatile material and is most commonly fabricated through the use of molding. In this article, we’ll share the three most common types of rubber molding and their benefits.
Selecting the right material for your rubber part can mean the difference between the perfect form, fit, and functionality and having to go back to the drawing board while the production gets delayed. Here at RPM, we have multiple raw materials and rubber compounds to choose from, but one of the biggest questions we get asked is, “Which is better? Natural rubber or synthetic rubber?”
One of the most versatile materials on the planet, rubber allows for a multitude of manufacturing processes to get to the right part for virtually any application. In this article, we’ll cover how the extruded rubber process works, the advantages of using rubber extrusion, and the typical parts created by this process.
We're not just really nice rubber distributors, we're engineering solutions experts and a customer of ours recently brought us a unique challenge in vibration isolation that required a unique application solution. Together with the team at Parker LORD, we joined forces with our customer's engineering team and found that solution.
Molded rubber has myriad uses in industries worldwide. Rubber vibration isolation, rubber molding, extruded rubber and rubber-to-metal bonding are just some of the must-have applications relevant for many businesses. These small products are essential for vehicles and machinery, spelling success or demise for standard operations.
Silicone rubber and EPDM are two ways to achieve results for various manufacturing processes and machinery. This article explores why these two materials are used in different ways and what the pros and cons are for each.
RPM walks through the vibration isolation theory, specifically focusing on engine systems.
RPM takes a look at the most common engine vibration and the allowable pass that an engine can take.
Compression molding produces millions of pieces like this and is a highly effective way to create precision rubber molded components. Read on to learn more about the compression molding process for rubber and how to find custom rubber parts that exactly meet your specs.
If you depend on industrial rubber parts, there’s a chance you ran into supply chain issues in 2021. RPM is here to help you avoid delays.
A tried-and-true method, rubber compression molding allows customers to get the rubber parts they need without wasting resources.
By creating the ideal rubber part to solve a particular problem, rubber parts manufacturers create value for companies, saving them time, money and additional processes.
The same qualities that make rubber a desirable material — its flexibility, elasticity, and malleability — also make rubber more challenging to mold than other materials. As a result, design engineers need to consider a number of factors when calculating dimensions. In order to create a custom rubber part, a manufacturer must determine the critical and non-critical dimensions of the part in order to figure out the best mold design. It may sound basic, but establishing these crucial parameters is more complex than most people realize. This is especially true when designing a high-precision mold.
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