Benefits of Reshoring Die Cutting

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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 and maintain self-sufficiency. […]

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 […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Compression Molding

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Compression molding is a molding method that utilizes custom machined molds to form parts and products from uncured rubber or plastic. The process involves placing the material into the open mold cavity, closing the mold, and applying heat and pressure to shape and solidify the material into the desired component. It can be used to […]

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What is Compression Molding?

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“Molding” is an umbrella term encompassing all of the processes that utilize molds to shape material (typically rubber or plastic) into the desired parts and products. Manufacturers are able to employ a variety of molding methods to suit different product and production requirements. One of the most commonly used methods is compression molding.  What Is […]

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A Guide to Compression Molding

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Compression molding uses a heated mold in combination with precise amounts of material and applied pressure to create solid components from a wide range of available and custom formulated materials. In this blog, we offer a concise overview of the compression molding process, its benefits, and its uses for various industries.  What is Compression Molding?  […]

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General Properties & Applications of Silicone Rubber

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Silicone rubber is a highly versatile material used in the manufacture of a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer products. In this blog, we provide an overview of the material, including what it is, the types available, typical applications, and the difference between liquid and solid silicone rubber.  What Is Silicone Rubber? Silicone rubber […]

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