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  • How Gaskets Are Used in the Manufacturing Industry

    How Gaskets Are Used in the Manufacturing Industry0

    A gasket is a key component used in the manufacturing industry. It’s used to create a seal between two or more surface, preventing leakage of air and/or liquids. In some manufacturing processes, the two surfaces can be secured together without the need for a gasket. If the surfaces are flawed or under pressure, however, a

  • What is an O-Ring?

    What is an O-Ring?0

    An o-ring, also known as a toric joint, is a special type of gasket that’s shaped like a loop with a round cross-section. It’s designed for use inside of a groove, where it’s compressed during assembly to achieve a secure seal. To learn more about o-rings and how they work, keep reading. While there are

  • Gaskets: an Overview of this Critical Manufacturing Component

    Gaskets: an Overview of this Critical Manufacturing Component0

    Gaskets are commonly used in a wide variety of manufactured goods and products. In the most basic sense, a gasket is a mechanical seal that’s designed to fill the voided space between two surfaces. When two objects are connected, there’s often a small but noticeable space between them. Depending on the specific function of the

  • Top 5 Questions on Vulcanized O-rings0

    Having trouble finding the proper size o-ring for your application?  Maybe the size you are looking for is not available from stock.  Maybe the size you are looking for is too large to be molded.  Is the volume too low to consider a minimum run of molded parts?  Vulcanized o-rings may be a solution. Top

  • Why Can’t I Get a PPAP for Off the Shelf O-rings?0

    We often get calls from customers looking for O-rings in a hurry.  The caveat is, they are producing a component for an automotive company and a PPAP is required.  We must explain that we cannot provide a PPAP for our off the shelf O-rings.  This makes getting a project off the ground quickly almost impossible.

  • Let’s Talk EP’s0

     We are often asked about the differences between the various ethylene-propylene rubber compounds. There are a slew of acronyms used for EP and there are also different cure systems. What are the differences? Well, it is important to know what the differences are because what may work well in one application, may not work well in