As a leading supplier for rubber molding products for the aerospace, medical, electronics, and military industries since 1961, we’ve learned a thing or two about saving our customers time and money. The result? Consistently creating quality, high-tolerance parts that minimize flashing.
WHAT IS FLASHING?
Overmolding or poorly designed mold-parting surfaces can cause visible, excess material to attach to a molded product at its parting line or other shut-off area. Molding flash can also be caused by using old or worn molds that no longer tightly fit or by using tools that are not precise or are improperly designed.
WHAT IS DEFLASHING?
Deflashing is removing unwanted material and is performed by cryogenic processing, cutting, precision grinding, or tumbling; the material, part size, and quantity determine which method is best to use. Because our products are custom molded and close-toleranced, it’s rare to require deflashing in our products, but since we have high cosmetic standards, we do have non-abrasive, environmentally-friendly functions to correct unsightly blemishes.
Eliminating flashing helps us move products through production quicker, getting parts to our customers – in hospitals, government roles, and, yes, even outer space – faster.
Our quality system helps us thoroughly inspect every process, from material development to tool fabrication, which ultimately allows us to have one of the lowest flash rates in the industry.
We have facilities located in California, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Singapore, and we provide full-service custom rubber and plastic molding services to customers across the globe, making us a top manufacturer for custom molded rubber and plastic parts.
With our in-house capabilities ranging from laboratory testing to full-service quality assurance, there’s a reason the products we created more than 58 years ago were no, well, flash in the pan.