Make bespoke rubber mouldings

AFAC make bespoke rubber mouldings

AFAC make bespoke rubber mouldings for Manufacturers and metal finishers around the world. AFAC specialises in high performance elastomers suited to hostile environments and processes including extremes of temperature and chemical aggravation.

What we make bespoke rubber mouldings from:

  • Silicone Rubber
  • EPDM
  • Viton

Used for a wide variety of purposes, the need to make bespoke rubber mouldings is one that many manufacturers of metal products rely on when standard parts don’t fit the requirement.

Since the early 1980s AFAC has had to make bespoke rubber mouldings to fulfil specials required by customers and to stock its own ranges of custom parts.

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There are millions of instances where there is a need to make bespoke rubber mouldings. The most frequent AFAC customers are manufacturing components and assemblies for aerospace, automotive, defence and electronics.

What do we make bespoke rubber mouldings for?

  • High Temperature Masking
  • Vibration Damping
  • Electrical Insulation
  • Aesthetic finish
  • Catalogue parts need modifying

Right first time, every time.

Uses

They’re everywhere!

Industrial
Industrial grade elastomers are used throughout industry for zillions of different things. AFAC decided to make bespoke rubber mouldings in the mid 1980’s before masking catalogues were even a thing. Coming from an engineering background, AFAC’s specialism is high temperature  masking for manufacturers, engineers & metal finishers. Afac is commissioned to make bespoke rubber mouldings for all sorts of niche applications from masking light to electrical insulation, vibration reduction and chemical resistance. We even supplied the Science Museum with standard parts for an exhibit!

Retail
Food grade is the minimum standard for manufacturing elastomers for the retail market. Food grade essentially means safe. In retail there is a need to make bespoke rubber mouldings for too many things to count. The types of products moulded from elastomers in the retail space increases exponentially, everywhere you look from phones to furniture, cookware to lighting.

Medical
The top grade. Does what it says on the tin, it can be used in hospitals and labs. It’s not our bag and isn’t likely to be any time soon.

MANUFACTURING > RETAIL

Production Schedule

How quickly do things get made?

To Begin
Use the form in the Request Quote Box and send us the details of what you need. If you need us to sign an NDA, upload it using the form or let us know what information you need from us and we’ll get that step out the way swiftly.

Design
Got a design already? We can quote you free of charge.
Need something designing for you? Studio time is charged at an hourly rate of £200 which is payable in blocks in advance.

Approval & Payment
Once you’ve approved the design, dimensions, material, colour and quantity, a final price is provided and a Pro-Forma raised. You can pay by credit card or bank transfer.

Tooling
To prototype your part a charge is incurred for tooling of £250. This is a necessary step to ensure the parts work.

For volume production it’s necessary to produce a production tool from metal. This one off fee is dependent on the size and complexity of the template. It’s unusual for the tooling cost to be above £1500 for our regular customers. This one off tool will usually last the lifetime of the production needs.

Production
Stock is held of all the standard materials, ready to mould. Using state of the art machinery, production make your bespoke rubber mouldings, bag them and seal them.

Shipping
After we make bespoke rubber mouldings they are shipped from production in the Far East to the UK. How quickly they arrive is subject to Air or Sea and the associated costs. Customs can delay shipments at times so if you need them urgently you need to be prepared to bite the bullet on the Air Freight at £10/kilo.

Who do we make bespoke rubber mouldings for?

Bespoke Rubber Mouldings

Perfection can be challenging to achieve but excellence is standard when we make bespoke rubber mouldings. Manufacturers and metal finishers who strive for perfection need AFAC to make bespoke rubber mouldings for all sorts of applications. Whether for pre assembly use or components of final assemblies, the quality and precision with which we make bespoke rubber mouldings is the same.

With years of experience of design and manufacturing, AFAC has been asked to make bespoke rubber mouldings for an enormous variety of uses.

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The sectors most frequently needing us to make bespoke rubber mouldings are:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electronic
  • Marine
  • Defence
  • Rail

Customers needing bespoke rubber mouldings often fit into the following circumstances:

  • Volume manufacturers with specific non-standard masking requirements
  • Businesses experiencing quality issues with finished parts
  • Product developers needing to protect, seal or dampen components
  • Designers wanting to produce elastomeric parts

What we make Bespoke Rubber Mouldings from

High Temperature Rubber

AFAC’s niche is high temperature elastomers. Having discovered the properties of Silicone Rubber in the 1980s, the applications for its use have become broader and broader. Customers with differing needs have required different elastomers. As the production process is identical, these have been added to the standard options.

  • Silicone Rubber
  • EPDM
  • Viton

The materials we make bespoke rubber mouldings from have differing properties.

The range of materials covers such a broad range of applications that AFAC has chosen to stick with these and do them incredibly well.

Silicone Rubber

Incredibly versatile material with high temperature resistance and outstanding sealing properties. Available in a massive range of colours, Silicone rubber can be moulded and extruded with precision to supply durable quality products and components.

Technical InformationRead more about Silicone Rubber.
EPDM Rubber

A versatile material with excellent waterproofing, electrical insulation and noise reducing qualities, with good resistance to ketones, ordinary diluted acids, and alkalies.

Technical InformationRead more about EPDM Rubber.
Viton Rubber
Viton is a brand of synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomer commonly used in O-rings, chemical-resistant gloves, and other moulded or extruded goods. The name is a registered trademark of The Chemours Company.

Technical InformationRead more about Viton Rubber.