Rubber injection moulding is a term that you may not have come across unless you are in the manufacturing industry. So we thought we would answer the question: What is rubber injection moulding? in a few short points.
- Using rubber in injection moulding first began in the 1960s
- Rubber moulding allows for the surface of the mould to be placed under significantly more pressure than would be available if using plastic
- Pre-forms are not needed when using rubber injection which helps to cut out on unnecessary tasks for staff and removes the need for a longer time period for production and extra material costs.
- Pre-heating of the rubber allows for the free flow of into the cavity of the moulds which in turn decreases the amount of time that is needed for the item to cure.
- It is much more economical to use rubber for high volume items and for items that need to be of a high precision level.
- There is also an environmental benefit in this form of injection moulding as there is a minimal amount of waste materials.
As well as being used in injection moulding rubber is used for many different items and we come into contact with many of these throughout our daily lives.