Rubber Compression Molding
Compression molding is one of the simplest forms of rubber processing. It is a highly efficient and cost-effective process well-suited to large volume productions of precision rubber parts. Compression molding is ideal for producing components that meet any specification in industries such as oil and gas, consumer goods, electrical and electronics, and many others.
REDCO provides complete compression molding services to produce custom rubber products that match your specifications. As a USA-owned and operated rubber manufacturing company, we are your one-stop shop for reliable and accurate production runs. All our compression services are carried out in-house, from making the rubber to final assembly. Let us bring your designs to reality.
Custom Compression Molding Processes & Capabilities
Compression molding utilizes a two-piece, clamshell-style mold constructed to produce your specified shape. Unvulcanized rubber is placed in the mold cavity, and the mold is closed and placed under heat and pressure by a hydraulic press.
As it heats up, the rubber flows into and fills the mold cavity. After the proper temperature has been achieved for the necessary length of time, the rubber vulcanizes. This compression allows the rubber to retain the shape of the mold as it cools. The mold is opened, and the product is extracted.
Advantages of Choosing Rubber Compression Molding
There are many advantages to choosing rubber compression molding to manufacture custom components. A few of these benefits include:
- Simple and straightforward process
- Low tooling costs & cost-effective operations
- Flexible design capacities
- Creation of high-strength final products
- And many, many more!
If your production involves parts with complicated shapes or geometries, compression molding may not be your best choice. To satisfy projects involving design complexities, REDCO offers custom die-cutting and other precision services.
The Best Materials for Compression Molding Services
REDCO works with a huge variety of materials in our compression molding processes. Silicone compression molding is one of the most popular choices, as silicone is a readily available, easy to work with, and cost-effective option. Other materials REDCO commonly uses for compression molding include, but are not limited to:
- Nitrile (NBR)
- Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Rubber (EPDM)
- Natural Rubber
- Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
We can also create custom compounds in-house to meet most custom material specifications, providing options that offer the exact physical properties you require.
REDCO is Your Top USA-Based Rubber Compression Molding Company
Your complete satisfaction is always REDCO’s number one priority. We continuously work to improve our manufacturing processes and quality control protocols, ensuring that you receive the best products and customer service with every order. As your go-to rubber manufacturing problem solvers, we are ready to tackle any application, requirement, or question that you have regarding your custom compression molding service.
Ready to see how REDCO can facilitate your rubber compression molding production? Contact us today for more information about our services and capabilities. Request a quote to receive pricing and timeline information specific to your order and begin your process. Our friendly and experienced staff will respond to your query within two business days.