Rubber metal bonded parts are made by bonding rubber to metal. The process is usually done with a rubber material that is applied to a metal substrate, which has been prepared by electroplating or anodizing.
Rubber metal bonded parts can be used in many different industries and applications. They are often used in the automotive industry and other industrial applications where they must withstand extreme temperatures and chemicals.
One of the most common uses for rubber metal bonded parts is in fuel lines. This is because they are able to withstand extreme temperatures, which makes them ideal for fuel line applications. Rubber metal bonded parts can also be used as insulation against electricity and other types of energy, such as sound waves. They can also be used to help protect against corrosion and rusting over time due to their natural ability to resist deterioration from environmental factors like water and sunlight exposure.
The main reason why rubber metal bonded parts are so popular today is because they have so many different uses across many different industries and applications. In addition, these types of products are highly durable so they will last for many years without having to be replaced or repaired at all!
Rubber metal bonded parts are made by bonding rubber to metal. The process is called metal injection molding (MIM), and it allows you to create parts that combine the elasticity of rubber with the strength of metal. The resulting composite has many applications, including automotive components and medical devices.
The process for creating a rubber metal bonded part starts with a single piece of metal. The metal is then shaped into its intended form using a CNC mill or lathe. Next, a sheet of rubber is cut to the same size as the blank metal piece and attached with adhesive. The assembly is then placed into an injection molding machine along with an additional metal insert called a core. This forces the rubber into all of the crevices in the part and ensures that there are no voids in which air could become trapped when the part is being used later on down its life cycle. Once everything’s been injected, it’s time for post-processing!
The benefits of using rubber-metal bonded parts
Rubber metal bonded parts are used by many companies as they are cost-effective and provide improved consistency of operation. This is because rubber and metal are chemically bonded together, combining two or three components that would normally be separated, into one part. The consistency of rubber-metal bonded parts is of a superior standard.
The advantages of rubber metal bonded parts include:
Ease of maintenance: The rubber can be replaced with ease, which is not possible with other types of bearings.
Low cost: Rubber is cheap, especially when compared to other materials such as ceramics or metals.
Good performance: Rubber has low coefficient of friction (COF) and can withstand high temperatures without losing its properties.
Other advantages of using these parts can include:
Improved durability. Rubber-metal bonded parts are much harder than rubber alone, making them more resistant to wear and abrasion. They can also withstand higher temperatures than traditional rubber compounds. This makes them ideal for use in high-stress applications such as brakes and clutches.
Improved sealing properties. Rubber-metal bonded parts are often used as seals because they can withstand very high pressures without leaking or bursting. This makes them ideal for use in engines or other high-pressure environments like hydraulic systems. Rubber-metal bonded seals also tend to be less permeable than traditional rubber seals, which means they are better at preventing fluids from leaking out of the system at high temperatures or pressures.
Improved performance with less weight. Because rubber-metal bonded materials have better thermal conductivity than conventional rubber compounds, they require less material to achieve the same level of heat transfer from one area to another within an engine compartment (or other environment). The result is that you get more power out of your engine while reducing its overall weight by reducing the amount of material needed to make it function properly.
What types of metal and rubber are bonded together?
The majority of metals can be used to be bonded to rubber, to manufacture rubber-metal bonded parts. However, manufacturers need to ensure that they use the right metal with the right type of rubber, for particular industrial applications. They need to consider the way a certain metal will react with a certain type of rubber. They also need to take into account the requirements of companies in order to determine the most appropriate combination of metal and rubber.
Types of rubber that can commonly be bonded to metal include:
- Natural rubber.
- FKM (Viton®)
Types of metal that are commonly used for the bonding process include:
- Stainless steel.
There are several ways to bond the two materials together. The most common methods are:
Chemical bond – The two materials are chemically bonded to each other. This method is not very effective because it does not create a strong bond between the two materials. The bond also wears out easily with time and use.
Mechanical bond – In this method, a polymer adhesive is used to glue the two surfaces together. This provides a better adhesion than chemical bonding but it cannot withstand high temperatures or harsh environments for long periods of time.
Thermal fusion – In this method, heat is applied to melt both surfaces so that they become one single piece of material. It works best when only one surface needs to be bonded because it can damage some surfaces if both sides are fused together at once.
The most common applications include:
Exhaust systems – The rubber gaskets on exhaust systems help prevent heat from leaking out of the engine bay. They also protect against noise pollution and reduce vibration.
Hoses – Rubber hoses are often used in hydraulic systems to provide a seal between two components, such as an oil cooler and transmission fluid cooler. They provide flexibility and durability, making them ideal for use in these applications.
Bearings – Rubber bearings are used in engines to reduce friction between moving parts, which helps extend the life of an engine by reducing wear and tear on the moving parts inside it.
What advantages can be had from using rubber-metal bonded parts?
We have already mentioned that this type of part has a high level of consistency. These parts also:
- Have high levels of strength and durability.
- Enable simpler assembly procedures as there is a reduced number of parts.
- Help with the prevention of errors in assembly processes.
These are just a few of the important benefits that can be had from using rubber-metal bonded parts. Companies can take advantage of these benefits to improve efficiency levels and productivity, thereby improving profits and promoting the ongoing growth of the company.
Design and Manufacturing
Mantova Gomma is a company specialized in the design and manufacturing of rubber-metal bonded parts.
We produce high quality rubber metal bonded parts as well as prototypes and small series. We also offer technical assistance during all phases of development, from prototype to large series production, thus guaranteeing full customer satisfaction.
MANTOVA GOMMA started its activity in 1952 producing technical rubber and rubber-metal products for industrial use. In the following years, thanks to the constant commitment to improving its technologies, it achieved a high production standard and certified its quality management system according to UNI EN ISO 9001.
In addition to producing technical rubber and rubber-metal products according to our clients’ drawings and technical specifications, our machines ensure that we respond quickly to the demands of our clients . Quality, competitiveness, flexibility and technical support at your service.
The company is located on an area of 6000 sq. m, 3100 of which are covered. It employs 30 workers who produce the compounds, are in charge of the moulding and finishing processes, as well as of packing, storing and shipping the products.
Our fabric is located in Mantua (Italy), where we specialize in RMB fabrication and offer a complete range of services to our customers: design, prototyping, manufacturing and assembly. Contact us!