Processes & Capabilities

Our capabilities, expertise and global footprint provide the resources needed to match your requirements with the most efficient and effective manufacturing process.

We formulate, engineer and process most any type of rubber in a range of sizes and geometries to provide quality solutions that solve specific customer challenges.

Molding & Extrusion

Processing capabilities

Materials:
  • Aflas
  • Butyl
  • EPDM
  • FKM
  • Fluorosilicone
  • Natural Rubber
  • Neoprene
  • Nitrile (NBR, HNBR, XNBR)
  • SBR
  • Silicone
  • Thermoset Composites
  • Custom Formulations
Mandrel Wrapping

Cost effective alternative to molding for low production volumes

  • Supported and unsupported elements from 1” to 30’ long in a range of diameters
  • Autoclave curing (30” high x 52’ long or 78” high x 53.5’ long)
  • All rubber, fabric-reinforced rubber and metal-reinforced rubber
  • Useful for prototyping & development
Die Cutting

ATOM Flashcut die-less gasket cutting system features & benefits:

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Saves Time

Immediately produce a prototype by uploading a CAD drawing or scanning a sample gasket into the system. The turnaround is a matter of minutes compared to the 1 - 2 week time frame traditional die cut tooling can take.

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Reduces Costs

Gasket dies can cost from $100 - $1,000 depending upon the size of the gasket. Our die-less ATOM Flashcut system eliminates this cost.

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Increases Accuracy

Gasket "tweaks" can be performed instantly by updating the system file and without the cost and time involved with tooling modifications.

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Reverse Engineering

3D scanning capability enables our team to reverse engineer obsolete or unknown gaskets quickly & accurately.

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Materials Range
  • Swellex?
  • Graphite Composites
  • Felt
  • Rubber Sheet
  • Metal Gaskets
  • Plastic
  • Magnetic Sheeting
  • All OEM Materials also available
Bonding & Overmolding

Proven reliable adhesive systems

Our specially formulated adhesive systems provide strong bonds that consistently withstand flexing and chemical attack found in harsh environments and operating conditions.

Wabtec Elastomers Custom Rubber Molding - Bonding & Overmolding
We Specialize in Bonding:
  • Rubber-to-fabric
  • Rubber-to-metal
  • Rubber-to-thermoset composites
  • Rubber-to-PTFE
Wabtec Elastomers Custom Rubber Molding - Bonding & Overmolding
Engineering Support

Our team is your development resource

Our team of engineers & chemists have an extensive knowledge of?polymers, adhesive systems, films, textiles and manufacturing processes. We play an active role from initial product design, through prototyping, quality testing to parts production and end-of-program cycle management.

  • Compound Development
  • Custom Mixing
  • Process Design
  • Tooling Design
  • Testing & Validation
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Wabtec Elastomers

SALES & SUPPORT

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(800) 374-2837
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