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Extrusion: Definition, History, & Process

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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

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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.

Featured Product: Silicone Jacketed Cables

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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, …

Featured Product: Custom Molded & Extruded Seals

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Molded seals and extruded seals include plugs, gaskets and other components used by a wide range of industries including automotive, medical, industrial, aerospace, construction and more. Rubber seals are easily customized and can be manufactured using various materials and processes to meet the design requirements of virtually any application. If you need a flexible seal …

Rubber Moldings: What Are They and How Are They Made

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Rubber moldings include seals, gaskets and other custom molded rubber products made from elastomers that provide high durability and elasticity. Precision molded rubber products are ideal for indoor and outdoor sealing because they can withstand a wide temperature range and return to their original shape after being distorted. Examples of industrial molded rubber products include: …

Natural vs. Synthetic Rubber: What’s The Difference?

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Rubber is an elastic, durable, and waterproof substance used in a variety of applications, and it comes in two different forms: natural rubber and synthetic rubber.  Natural rubber is almost exactly what it sounds like–rubber that is created through natural sources. Natural rubber is present within nature through different types of plants, including Hevea Brasiliensis …

Alternatives to Natural Rubber

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Rubber is an elastic, durable, and waterproof substance used in a variety of applications. There are two types of rubber: natural and synthetic. Natural rubbers are tear and abrasion resistant, with dynamic flex fatigue characteristics. However, synthetic rubber is superior to natural rubber due to its thermal stability and resistance to oils and oxidizing agents. …

What is Plastic?

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Plastics are a wide-range of polymer-based materials that are lightweight, durable, flexible, typically inexpensive to produce, and easily molded, extruded, or pressed into various shapes. There are different types of plastic, categorized by their structure, how they respond to heat, and whether they are naturally- or synthetically-derived. Structure: Plastics can be categorized by how their …

Committed to Quality and Service Since 1978

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Since our beginning, we have developed and maintained a solid presence in the custom-manufacturing arena. For over a quarter of a century, we have specialized in quality custom extrusion and molded products in rubber, silicone, flexible plastic, and other elastomeric materials. We have worked hard to become leaders in our industry. For instance, in 2019 …

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