Defining Extrusion Manufacturing Terms

There are many key terms in the extrusion manufacturing industry, extrusion and manufacturing being two of them. The terms that we will define here are elastomer, rubber, silicone, and plastic. Elastomer (noun) “a natural or synthetic polymer having elastic properties” – Oxford Languages Elastomers are materials that regain their original shape and size after the …

Extrusion: Definition, History, & Process

What Is An Extrusion? Extrusion is the process of creating objects with a fixed cross-sectional profile by pushing material through a die of the desired cross-section. A die is a thick, circular disk that contains one or more openings that create the shape of the desired profile. The extrusion process is advantageous compared to other …

Manufacturing: A Simple Explanation

Manufacturing is the use of labor, machinery, tools, and biological or chemical processing to produce goods. This can be the large-scale creation of products from raw materials or the sale of basic goods to manufacturers for the creation of complex items such as automobiles, aircraft, or appliances.

Three Types of Silicone Materials for Manufacturing

Silicone is a product manufactured from silicon, an element found in sand. It has both rubber- and plastic-like properties and can be shaped or formed, softened or hardened into basically anything. Extruded silicone products are extruded in a range of shapes and are used to provide vibration dampening, noise reduction, thermal shielding and insulation, and …

Featured Product: Silicone Jacketed Cables

Silicone cable jacketing material is used for a multitude of industrial applications because of its flexibility, UV resistance, chemical resistance, and temperature resistance. It can withstand a wide range of temperatures, spanning from approximately -67°F to 400°F (-55°C to 205°C). These properties make silicone jacketing ideal for medical applications where devices must withstand repeated cleaning, …

What Is PVC Grip Tubing?

Flexible PVC tubing is used to provide protective cushioning and a comfortable grip on the handles of exercise equipment, medical and dental equipment, and other similar devices. If you’ve ever spent time at the gym, you’ve likely seen flexible PVC tubing covering the handles and grip bars on exercise bikes, treadmills, and the like. The …

Industry News: Amtrak Cascades To Resume After A Two-Year Hiatus

“The best way to experience the great Pacific Northwest is on the Amtrak Cascades. From Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Portland and Eugene, Oregon, past Mount St. Helens and across the Columbia River Gorge, you’ll witness some of our continent’s most distinctive cities and most spectacular natural attractions.” Amtrak The Amtrak Cascades train departed from …

Elastomeric Rail Products: Rail Boots, Tie Pads, and Elastomeric Grout

Elastomeric rail products include rail boots, tie pads, and other rubber extruded products used by the railroad industry. These products are made from a variety of thermoplastic and elastomeric materials that are flexible, lightweight and have excellent shear and tensile strength. In railway applications, these materials help insulate components from electrical currents and reduce track …

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 …