Most molded rubber components are made from specialized synthetic rubber compounds, each with its own unique set of properties. Archer experts help customers determine which compound will yield the best results for each part.
All rubber molding methods rely on a combination of heat and pressure to transform uncured rubber into precisely-molded components. The three primary rubber molding methods are: compression molding, transfer molding, and injection molding.
When OEMs need a new source for existing parts they may consider "takeover tooling," which is the process of transferring tooling from one supplier to another. It's a good way to save the time and avoid the cost of new tooling, but there are some risks to be aware of.