RUBBER MOULDING IN HAMPSHIRE
SRM has over 40 years’ experience of rubber moulding in Hampshire.
Hampshire has a rich history of manufacturing: it was at the heart of the British industrial revolution; and Marc Isambard Brunel established the world's first mass-production line at Portsmouth Block Mills, making pulley blocks for rigging on the navy's ships.
Hampshire continues to be a hive for manufacturing to this day and has a strong defence and maritime engineering connection with the likes of BAE Systems plc calling Hampshire home with its headquarters in Farnborough.
As a specialist rubber moulding company, we have an unparalleled knowledge of injection and compression rubber moulding. We are one of the leading rubber products manufacturers in the UK and have worked across a broad range of industry sectors including: rail, petrochemical, construction, defence and medical, to name but a few.
All our moulds are engineered in-house by our highly skilled toolmakers on CNC machining centres; this gives our customers the peace of mind that we can manage the whole process from initial design through to distribution on time and on budget.
SRM is one of the only nuclear-approved rubber moulding manufacturers in the UK. We have been producing rubber moulded parts for the defence sector for over 40 years and stock nuclear-approved material as standard.
SRM produce high-precision parts into the defence sector for nuclear submarines & defence vessels as well as producing seals for containers and equipment in a nuclear environment.
At SRM our knowledge and experience in the marine industry is second-to-none.
Products we make include:
- Boat Seals
- Submarine Seals
- Bespoke Fenders
Predominant materials used within the marine sector are:
- EPDM – Great for outdoor freshwater use, as it is resistant to extreme weather and ozone.
- NEOPRENE – For use in saltwater conditions.
Injection Rubber Moulding
Injection rubber moulding provides a vast range of products: from making rubber gaiters for joystick manufacture, where there is a need for high volumes but with a high level of consistency across multiple batches; oil seals where accuracy is essential; to water couplings to prevent leaks. Even buttons for breathing apparatus, where precision and durability is paramount, as lives can be at risk.
The Benefits of Injection Rubber Moulding:
- FASTER CYCLING
- INCREASED ACCURACY
- INCREASED QUALITY CONTROL
- MINIMISES RUBBER WASTE
- MORE COST-EFFECTIVE
- REAL DATA & PROCESS MONITORING
Compression Rubber Moulding
Compression rubber moulding is generally used in low-volume applications, as the tooling cost is more economical. There is less set up waste as there is no requirement to purge out the machine. This makes it ideal for niche industry replacement parts such as motorbike spares and for the vintage car market. It also allows larger, thicker products to be moulded - in excess of 20kgs in weight - and we can also produce larger sized mouldings up to 850sq mm in size.
The Benefits of Compression Rubber Moulding:
- LOW VOLUME
- REDUCED TOOL COSTS
- LESS WASTE
- MOULD IN EXCESS OF 20KG
- MOULD UP TO 850MM
- LOW LEAD TIMES
Low-Smoke, Low-Toxicity Mouldings
The two main options when it comes to low-smoke, low-toxicity compliance are:
Silicone, when the application required needs to withstand temperatures in excess of 120C; or EPDM, which is much more cost-effective than silicone but has a maximum operating temperature of 120C.
Typical industries where low-smoke, low-toxicity mouldings are required include:
- and more generally, any application which will be used in a confined space.
At SRM, we design, manufacture and supply rubber and rubber-to-metal bonded anti-vibration mountings for all types of industrial application. The primary objective is to eliminate harmful vibrations, noise and shock.
Our product range is extremely diverse, ranging from air suspensions, engine mounts, cab mounts, shock mounts and spherical bearings through to simple rubber buffers, brushes, mouldings and machine-levelling feet.
Here at SRM we’ve been producing rubber-to-plastic bonded products for over 40 years and have an extensive knowledge of the process and its applications.
Typical applications we have worked on include:
- Fire service breathing equipment
- White goods (plunger buttons)
- Control keypads