Rubber metal bonded parts

The benefits of using rubber metal bonded parts

Rubber metal bonded parts are used by many companies as they are cost effective and provide an improved consistency of operation. This is because rubber and metal are chemically bonded together, combining two or three components that would normally be separate, into one part. The consistency of rubber metal bonded parts is of a superior standard.
 

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 account of the requirements of companies in order to determine the most appropriate combination of metal and rubber.

Types of rubber which can commonly be bonded to metal include:

  • Natural rubber.
  • Neoprene®
  • FKM (Viton®)
  • Silicone

Types of metal that are commonly used for the bonding process include:

  • Brass.
  • Stainless steel.
  • Aluminium.
  • Titanium.

 

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.

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