Aerospace Applications For Elastomeric Materials

Safe flights rely on good weather, skilled pilots, and a fully functional plane. The last thing you want when flying is for the plane to malfunction. That’s why having the appropriate products is important. The aerospace industry uses rubber extrusions and molded products in jet engines, vehicle engines, and other mission-critical applications. These rubber products must withstand exposure to corrosive substances and extremely high temperatures and adhere to stringent industry guidelines for manufacturing, testing, and performance.

Aircraft seals and gaskets provide durable sealing solutions that withstand all the challenging environments of flight. They are used in various aircraft assembly applications, including hatch covers, window gaskets, airplane wings, and other parts that require an effective seal in challenging environments. Aircraft seals and gaskets are also a critical component in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aviation components.

Aircraft seals and gaskets are specially designed to withstand cold temperatures, high speeds, and exposure to fluids. Depending on the material selected, aircraft rubber moldings provide varying levels of corrosion protection, degradation resistance, abrasion resistance, heat or flame insulation, and high temperature resistance.

Common materials used for aerospace applications include:

  • Fluorocarbon Elastomer (FKM)
  • Fluorosilicone (FVMQ)
  • General Purpose Silicone (MQ, VMQ)
  • Neoprene

Whether they are used in the wing or window, aircraft gaskets will always provide an effective seal and provide protection from harsh environmental conditions. Because of their ability to withstand high speeds and extreme temperatures, aircraft rubber moldings are frequently used in:

  • Aircraft doors
  • Aerodynamic surfaces
  • Gap seals
  • Fire barriers
  • Engine components

We have the industry knowledge and testing capabilities to ensure your custom extrusions and rubber molding meet Mil-spec requirements and AMS specifications. We are AS 9100 Certified for the manufacture of custom extruded and molded organic and silicone products for the aerospace industry.

Contact us today to get started on your aircraft rubber molding project.

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