The EV industry is moving even faster than the Aspark Owl, an electric vehicle that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in just 1.69 seconds. The race to develop the world’s fastest electric car is a riveting one, but everything in the EV industry keeps moving faster. Whether you’re an established brand or up-and-coming company, you need an edge to win.

Elasto Proxy serves the EV industry and is helping electric vehicle manufacturers to stay ahead of their competition. Whether you’re designing a car, truck, bus, train, or airplane, rubber and plastic products probably aren’t top-of-mind. What you’ll find, however, is that thinking about sealing and insulation sooner rather than later can help you get products to market faster. We can help.

It’s time to put Elasto Proxy on your team. Here are five things to expect when you work with us.

  • Engineering assistance
  • Material selection and sourcing
  • Prototyping
  • Manufacturing
  • Added value services

Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know. If you have questions, let’s talk.

#1 Engineering assistance that’s like having an extra member (or two) of your team

Many of the EV engineers that we speak with know how to design a rubber gasket. Yet, some add metal tolerances to part drawings, an issue that can require revisions that result in delays. When you work with Elasto Proxy, you’ll have ready access to the expertise you need. You might say that working with us is like having an extension of your engineering department. You’ll save design time, but you can also save the expense of hiring another engineer. Multiple members of our team may even participate in calls with you.   

#2 Material selection and sourcing that strikes the right balance – in lower MOQs.

There isn’t just one type of “black rubber”,  and you might need to make tough choices between gasket materials such as EPDM and TPV. Elasto Proxy understands the language of rubber and can help you to translate your requirements into the right solutions. Although we work with a large network of extruders, we can provide you with lower minimum order quantities (MOQs) than you’ll receive if you work with these companies directly. Plus, we offer a wide range of EV products.     

#3 Prototyping that eliminates paying for or waiting for tooling.

Many of the rubber and plastic products that Elasto Proxy makes are fabricated with water jet cutting, a tool-less process that uses a highly pressurized stream of water with or without an abrasive. Instead of cutting parts by hand or waiting for tooling to arrive, you can get the prototypes you need right away – and without paying for dies, knives, CNC tools, or blades. You can validate your designs quickly, iterate them efficiently, and test similar products for differences in part dimensions such as radii.        

#4 Manufacturing that takes you from product development right to production.

Water jet cutting is also a fast and cost-efficient method for low-to-medium volume production. Because there’s no tooling to wait for, you can transition from product development quickly and without delays. Elasto Proxy’s manufacturing capabilities include a choice of gasket bonding methods so that you can get mitered or molded corners. If you need thermal or acoustic insulation instead, we can laminate sheet materials in-house and then cut them precisely using our water jet equipment.  

#5 Added-value services that the EV industry needs to compete and win.  

Finally, Elasto Proxy offers added-value services that you won’t find just anywhere else. For example, we can manage stock level for you and store both your raw materials and your finished goods. We also provide taped gaskets and have an in-house testing laboratory. In addition, we provide kitting and custom packaging so that you can get all of the rubber and plastic parts you need for an electric vehicle, and in the proper order of installation. All your installers need to do is open the box and get to work.

Would you like to learn more? Let’s talk about your application and how we can help.

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