Reflective Marker Description
With our diverse skills mix and exceptional level of craftsmanship, Elastomer Technologies finds strategic solutions that are very effective for parts with low volume requirements. When a client in the film industry approached us to produce a small quantity of the reflective marker shown here, we combined several different complex processes in order to produce them quickly and affordably.
This reflective marker integrates a compression molded rubber part with a die cut adhesive-backed hook and loop fastener and die cut, adhesive-backed reflective film. Production involved sourcing a custom compounded rubber and a specialty reflective material with explicit adhesive properties. Our detailed process roadmap outlined an organized sequence of steps to manufacture the individual components, construct the final assembled product, and inspect each piece for accuracy.
To cost-effectively manage the project, our process methodology combined contemporary compression molding, die cutting, and laminating technologies with traditional manual assembly. By integrating inspection functions into every step of the process, only parts that were 100% dimensionally accurate flowed into the assembly area. Our specially formulated primer-adhesive combination ensured that the die cut shapes were firmly secured to the molded rubber part.
The client was very impressed with the level of quality and our fast turnaround. Since this initial order, we have gone on to manufacture this product in different sizes with varying geometric complexity. Our technical proficiency, combined with skilled manual assembly technicians, provides a cost-conscious means for fulfilling low volume orders rapidly and with an elevated level of quality. Contact us today to learn more.
Reflective Marker Project Details
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
Compression molding, Die cutting, adhesives application, purchasing and cutting special reflective material, hand assembly
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Compression molding press.
Clicker die cutting machine.
- Overall Part Dimensions
1.0″ x .750″
- Tightest Tolerances
- Material Used
Custom compounded rubber
Special reflective material.
Hook and loop fastener.
- Industry for Use
- In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Each step is 100% inspected.
200-500 per order
- Delivery/Turnaround Time