Compression Molding is the original production method for molded rubber. It is ideal for low to medium volumes and useful molding process for forming bulky parts, gaskets, seals and O-rings.
It is a widely used, efficient, economical production method for many products particularly low production volumes of medium to large parts, materials with a high cost and applications that demand extreme hardness.
The process involves compressing preformed rubber in a mold with a press. During the compression process, rubber is forced into the mold cavity to form the final product.
Rubber Compression molding offers advantages over other methods by providing:-
- Tooling savings,
- Short setup time ( saves on short production runs),
- The capacity to process stiff
- Least amount of waste.