Rubber Engineering Services
Engineered Elastomer FormulationsMaterials engineering and formula design is a key piece of Molded Dimensions, LLC's rubber and cast urethane manufacturing philosophy. This ensures we produce high quality, engineered product that meets and exceeds our customer's expectations. To accomplish this goal, we maintain an on-site Chemist and laboratory. With more than 25 years in the industry, our Chemist's experience and expertise benefit our customers with high-quality, cost-efficient formulations.
Rubber engineering provides quality benefits and efficiency for a number of industries, including:
- Marine engine
- Air filtration
- Oil and gas filtration
- Wastewater treatment
- Power transmissions
- Small engine
These are just some of the sectors that have benefited from our rubber engineering services. In general, engineered elastomer parts are ideal for high-durability performance applications in a variety of environments, ranging from standard use to more extreme requirements.
Our on-site Chemist is a key driver of our polyurethane engineering and other rubber engineering services. The Chemist's primary focus includes:
- Formula development
- Formula improvement
- Special material formulation and certification
- REACH, RoHS and Conflict Mineral certifications
- Material property testing
- GlocalSource product conformance
Our Chemist also works in conjunction with our engineering and design teams to assist in injection mold design engineering for elastomer materials, ensuring that your product and the mold used to create it are optimized for manufacturability, efficiency, and quality.
Formula DevelopmentMD processes thermoset elastomers, Rubber and Polyurethane. Compounds can be specifically formulated to provide the optimum properties for each unique application. New rubber and polyurethane formulas are continuously being developed to meet marketplace demand and application, including chloramine resistance, electrical conductivity, electrical resistivity and custom color matching.
Formula ImprovementExisting formulas are customized for the specific molding process to maximize processability, and to minimize the finishing process. Beyond compound formulation, cost containment is a fundamental goal of our Chemist.
Special Material Formulation and CertificationWhen an application requires industry standard certifications, our Chemist steps up to the plate. Materials may be certified for compliance in-house or by using a third party material testing and certification facility including:
- ATSM D2000 requirements
- UL94 flammability
Molded Dimensions is well-versed in the latest international regulatory initiatives:
- Conflict Minerals compliance
Material Property TestingMilled rubber material may be 3A, NSF, or UL94 compliant. MD has an on-site materials laboratory for testing and certifying that incoming raw materials meet physical property requirements as part of our Quality program. The laboratory is utilized in our material compounding and design program. The testing equipment measures various material properties including:
- Tensile and elongation
- Compression set
- Flammability resistance
- Heat resistance
- Tear resistance
- Surface resistivity
GlocalSource Product ConformanceOur GlocalSource service package includes material confirmation of all incoming product lots to ensure the proper raw material is utilized and meets customer specifications.
Elastomer engineering is a large part of our rubber and polyurethane manufacturing success. Our on-site Chemist and laboratory ensure Molded Dimensions provides superior material compounding and testing services.