Why Use an Injection Molding Prototype

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Click to Expand Injection molding is a manufacturing technique in which the molten material is injected into a hot mold cavity under high pressure. The material then cures and solidifies within the mold, taking its shape. This process is widely used in mass production for creating silicone parts and products. An injection molding prototype is […]

Rubber Products RMA Tolerances

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Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) tolerances are significant in determining the acceptable deviation from specified dimensions or properties of a product. Thus, to maintain product quality and precision, manufacturers, engineers, and other stakeholders must understand RMA tolerances. Tolerance classes are denoted by letter codes, with A1 being the highest precision class and A4 being the lowest. […]

How To Choose the Right Die Cutting Partner

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Click to Expand Die cutting is a manufacturing process that involves cutting out shapes from stock materials using a die, a specialized tool designed for cutting or shaping. This technique uses materials like paper, fabrics, rubber, metal sheets, and plastics. Whether you need packaging, promotional materials, or other customized designs, choosing the right partner is […]

When To Use Rubber Molding

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Rubber molding is a versatile and cost-effective manufacturing process used in many industries for decades. It involves heating a rubber material and then pressing it into a mold to create a product with precise dimensions and intricate details. Moreover, it offers several advantages, including enhanced durability, flexibility, and affordability. However, the technique may not be […]

Benefits of Reshoring Die Cutting

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Click to Expand Manufacturers are gradually turning to reshoring, particularly in metal cutting and forming processes like die cutting. One reason is the increased customs complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which demonstrated the potential risks with offshoring operations. In particular, manufacturing reshoring is becoming extremely prevalent among US companies to reduce supply chain interruptions […]

Response to Article Regarding Reshoring Medical Device Components

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Due to a combination of the effects of the pandemic and geopolitical tension globally, there is a strong trend for reshoring manufacturing, especially with medical device components.  Medical devices can be critical and having a predictable supply chain may outweigh the savings of producing offshore, at least in the current environment. An article by MDO […]

Prototyping vs. Production in Manufacturing

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When looking to manufacture any kinds of parts, it’s important to know the differences between prototyping and production. Knowing their main distinctions has the potential to help lower production costs. Elastomer Technologies, Inc. (ETI) specializes in a variety of manufacturing methods to suit various industrial needs, including liquid injection molding, compression molding, transfer molding, and die-cutting. […]

Rubber Molding vs. Rubber Extruding: What Are the Differences?

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Rubber is a very versatile material. It is used to manufacture a wide range of parts and products, from seals and gaskets to tubes and hoses to bumpers and grommets. As part of this, rubber can be subjected to a variety of manufacturing processes. Each process entails different techniques to turn the raw material into […]

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What You Need to Know Before Starting a Die Cutting or Molding Process

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The ETI team often gets inquiries from companies and folks that are new to manufacturing a molded elastomer/rubber or die cut product. In this blog, we’ll talk about some of the recommendations we provide to anyone looking to start their molding or die cutting project, particularly for the first time.  Communicating Your Die Cut or […]