Rubber Industries And Our Extensive Work For The Automotive Industry
The automotive industry is a world wide powerhouse. Some of the richest companies in the world are the ones that create the automobiles you drive every single day of your life. We live in a world where we simply can't survive without using an automobile. We drive to our jobs, the grocery store, to our kid's soccer practice, and everything in between. So, you might be surprised to know that we create many of the crucial parts for the vehicles you drive every single day. That's right. We have an impact on the lives of the majority of the first world and they trust us with that.
We've done this for years. The automotive industry is a major consumer of custom molded rubber parts. Therefore, it's only natural that they come to us for a lot of the parts they need for every vehicle that they put on the road.
Our company has been at the forefront of elastomer based products for nearly five decades. In that time, we've built relationships with some of the largest names in automobile manufacturing in the world. This includes companies like GM and Ford.
We've done this through offering only the fastest and highest quality services in the industry. We've earned the trust of our clients. At Rubber Industries, we manufacture these critical parts in a shorter time frame than any of competitors. We remain open every hour of every day for every single day of the year. We're that dedicated to our customers and their projects.
What Are Custom Molded Rubber Parts Used For In Automobiles?
The parts we create every day are used in a multitude of automotive applications. Our gaskets and o-rings are used for minor tasks in the engine area of the car, but we also make the seals that impact a vehicle's comfort and performance drastically.
Seals are typically made from EPDM when they're intended to be used in a vehicle. EPDM has a large number of desirable traits that make it perfect for the application. It's heat resistant, cold resistant, chemical resistant, resistant to the normal elements of nature, and it's durable. It even has amazing insulation characteristics that make it immune to electrical currents and it keeps in hot or cold air.
Our EPDM seals are used for everything from door frame seals to the seals on hoods and individual engine components. For door seals, EPDM is useful for a few reasons. It is one of the main reasons that your heat or air conditioning doesn't simply leak out into the atmosphere. It forms a tight, insulating, seal around the openings of a vehicle's cab. This also acts as a way to protect against electrical shock. While it's not full proof, EPDM is an insulator and can help keep lightning strikes or other electrical hazards from harming anyone in the vehicle.
The seals used in the engine of a vehicle usually act as a way to keep liquid and gas from escaping. This can be crucial if you know how bothersom it is to have your oil or coolant leaking all over the place. These pieces are incredibly critical for a vehicle to survive years of use and abuse. If they're not made properly, the entire vehicle can fail.
Custom molded rubber is also used for the tires of vehicles. This is typically in the form of styrene butadiene rubber due to its ability to resist abrasion and naturally occurring hazards such as heat and chemical spills. The rubber used for tires has to be incredibly durable to withstand the rigors of driving down highways at sixty miles per hour or even more. If a tire isn't made properly or it's made from the wrong material, catastrophic events can unfurl that ruin families and lives. That's why we ensure that our products are always made to the highest quality standards.
How Do We Make Our Rubber Products?
We have developed different processes to manufacture custom rubber products over the course of fifty years. That's an entire lifetime for some people. We use similar methods to our competitors, but our experience and dedication have led to us perfecting our manufacturing process perfectly. We can replicate parts thousands of times without becoming inaccurate and we do so in an efficient manner.
First, we create a plan for your project. We use decades of experience to perfectly produce a computer aided design of your desired product. This is the very beginning of the manufacturing process.
Then, we move on to create the tooling that is necessary to produce your product. We do this entirely from scratch within the walls of our five acre facility. Our CNC experts only use 4130 steel to create the tooling for your project and we do so to save you money. Of course, our competitors often use aluminum for their tooling, but that breaks or loses its integrity very quickly. By using steel for every single piece of tooling we create, we ensure that your project is done right and that you never have to replace the tooling.
After that, we move on to the prototyping phase. This is relatively simple, but it ensures that you get exactly what you want. You get to examine the prototype before you decide whether or not you want to move on to full blown production, If there are any changes you want to make, you're free to do so.
Finally, we take your product out of the developmental stage and begin mass production. We use efficiently sourced materials in a way that produces very little waste to ensure that you pay the bare minimum for your project. This includes properly sourcing materials or making them ourselves, preparing them for maximum efficiency, and streamlining our production process in a way that doesn't waste what we use.
This is our way of creating a quality product in as little time as possible. That list might sound time consuming, but we have managed to lower our production time to the absolute minimum. We can achieve all of this within as little as a few weeks.