S&N Rubber Components

RUBBER-TO-METAL BONDED COMPONENTS

What is rubber to metal bonding?

Rubber to metal bonding is when rubber is mechanically bonded to a metal insert during the moulding process. The process of vulcanising rubber to metal first starts with preparing the metal inserts for production using a degreasing system to remove any contaminants from the parts, after which, a heat activated adhesive is sprayed onto the inserts and then the moulding process is undertaken. In most cases, bonding rubber to metal is beneficial for components that require the flexible properties of rubber, as well as the strength of metal.

As a custom rubber solution specialist, S&N Rubber can develop rubber to metal bondings to meet clients requirements. S&N Rubber produces a vast range of rubber or silicone to metal bonded products for a variety of industrial applications. Rubber to metal bonding can be successfully undertaken with a number of rubber compounds and metal inserts. The Rubber-to-Metal Bonding process can be undertaken in a number of different materials.

Typical Applications

Typical applications for the rubber to metal bonding include any part requiring the combination of the flexibility of rubber and the stability of a metal. Components ranging in size from small mounts for motors to large locomotive suspension parts are just a sampling of parts produced using this process.