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Case Studies: Exploring Custom Silicone Rubber Mouldings at AFAC

Welcome to AFAC! Today, I’d like to introduce you to some of our custom silicone rubber mouldings. Each of these mouldings has been designed to meet specific needs for our diverse range of customers. Let’s take a closer look at a few examples to showcase the versatility and precision of our work.

Unique Custom Mouldings for Varied Applications

Awkward-Shaped Item with Electrical Contact

One of our projects involved creating a moulding for an unusually shaped item. This component had a flat-sided slot on one side and a hole on the other. Additionally, the outside of the part required plating. To meet these requirements, we designed a moulding that allowed for a wire to pass through the middle, providing an electrical contact while accommodating the complex shape.

Industrial Nozzle for Fluid Injection

For another customer, we developed a silicone rubber nozzle used in an industrial application for injecting a product. The end of this nozzle is cut to allow fluid to pass through, similar to how a silicone tube might be used in domestic settings, but built to withstand the rigours of an industrial environment.

Masking Plug for Production Lines

Another innovative solution was for a customer struggling to centre self-adhesive masks on a fast-paced production line. We designed a masking plug that filled the hole perfectly and ensured precise centring every time, significantly improving efficiency and accuracy in their process.

Simple Blanking Plug

We also produce simple blanking plugs. One of these was specifically designed to prevent dust and other contaminants from entering a hole in an assembly. This particular plug wasn’t for masking purposes but purely to keep the assembly clean and functional.

Electroplating Mask with Tapered Edge

In another application, we developed a silicone rubber mask for an electroplating process. The large assembly required a band around it to be protected from plating. Our solution featured a tapered edge to ensure the band was effectively masked throughout the process, protecting the integrity of the part during plating.


These examples illustrate the wide variety of custom silicone rubber mouldings we produce at AFAC. Each moulding is designed to solve specific challenges, whether it’s for masking, fluid injection, or simply protecting parts from contamination. With over 40 years of experience, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver bespoke solutions tailored to the unique needs of our customers.

If you are a quality manager, production manager, or product designer seeking custom silicone rubber mouldings for your applications, AFAC is here to help. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and discover how we can enhance your production process with our custom solutions.

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