Tag Archives: Molding

An Introduction to Molded Rubber Plugs

Molded rubber plugs are highly versatile. Like other rubber parts, they don’t rust, nor do they corrode. Therefore, molded rubber plugs last a long time. You can use them to seal holes, finish surfaces and protect components from damage. What … Read More

Top 3 Most Common Molding Techniques for Custom Parts

If you need a custom part in a specific size and shape, molding may offer a solution. As the name suggests, it involves the use of a mold. Molding is a manufacturing process in which a mold is filled with … Read More

The Surprising Benefits of Molded Rubber

Rubber is used to make a wide variety of products. You can find O-rings, gaskets, hoses, bushings, cord stock, bumpers, connectors and more made of this polymer-based material. While there are different ways to convert raw rubber into parts such … Read More

What Is Compression Molding and How Does It Work?

When researching some of the different ways rubber parts are made, you may come across compression molding. Countless rubber, as well as silicone, parts are made by compression molding. Like all molding processes, it involves the use of a mold … Read More

What Is Shell Molding?

From engine blocks and cylinder heads to connecting rods and machine components, shell molding is used to make a range of different products. Also known as shell casting, it’s a relatively new molding process with origins dating back to the … Read More

What Is Dip Molding?

Dip molding is a process used to create a layer of plastic, usually polyvinyl chloride (PVC), over a metal object. Whether it’s steel, iron, copper, brass or aluminum, metal has different properties than plastic. Unlike plastic, for example, must metal … Read More