Elasto Proxy is beginning a new year of blogging with a look at our most popular content of 2018. Whether you’re new to the blog or a veteran reader of our 325+ posts, we think you’ll want to know what mattered most to engineers and technical buyers who need sealing and insulation solutions.

Which of the following blog entries did you like best and what would like to learn about in 2019?

#1 Five Things You Need to Know About Rubber

Material scientists can spend their entire careers learning about rubber. Engineers and buyers don’t have time for such a singular focus. In this blog entry, we covered the basics of durometer and compression, chemical and environmental resistance, and part tolerances.

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#2 Dimensional Tolerances for Rubber Products

Designers who are used to working with metal parts sometimes specify tolerances that are too tight for rubber products. In this blog entry, readers learned what the RMA Handbook says about tolerance tables for molded and extruded rubber parts.

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#3 Six-Axis Abrasive Water Jet Cutting for Industrial Rubber Products

Six-axis abrasive water jet cutting puts precision cutting in a robotic cell for greater fabrication freedom. It’s a smart way to make fast, precise, and cost-effective cuts like 45° angles on bulb trim that’s reinforced with metal wire. Abrasive water jet cutting with a six-axis robot is great for reinforced edge trim, too.

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#4 Adhesive Taping for Industrial Rubber Products

Adhesive taping can speed product assembly, but it’s important to choose the right tape and then fabricate it efficiently. In this blog entry, Elasto Proxy examined the two main types of adhesive tapes: HATS and PSA. We also explained how to get taped gaskets that are cut cleanly and arrive ready-to-install.

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#5 Neoprene Rubber for Sealing and Insulation

Neoprene is a synthetic elastomer that offers an excellent balance of properties, especially for industrial rubber products that require resistance to hydrocarbons, heat, flexing, and vibration. In this blog entry, engineers and buyers learned about neoprene’s advantages, applications, form factors, and approvals.

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#6 Value-Added Manufacturing for Parts Marking, Kitting, and Custom Packaging

Value-added manufacturing transforms engineered products into goods that save you time and money. In this blog entry, we explained how parts marking, kitting, and custom packaging make your industrial rubber products faster, easier, and less expensive to order, receive, stock, pick, and install.

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#7 Three Ways to Solve Your Skilled Labor Shortage

Manufacturers are facing a wave of retirements and a shortage of skilled workers. Companies can wait for new training programs, automate production operations, or outsource component fabrication. There are advantages to each, but here’s what decision makers need to know now.

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#8 Enclosure Sealing and Insulation: Performance Properties and Applications 

Enclosures that house machinery and equipment may need rubber products that provide environmental sealing, acoustic insulation, flame resistance, EMI shielding, chemical resistance, and other performance properties. In this blog entry, we shared how to source the sealing and insulation solutions you need.

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How Can We Help You in 2019?

Since 1989, Elasto Proxy has provided low-to-medium volume quantities of industrial rubber products for demanding applications. We’re not just a distributor that keeps hundreds of standard profiles in stock. We’re a custom fabricator that can help you with seal design and material selection. As an ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified company, we also maintain the highest commitment to quality.

How can we help you solve your sealing and insulation challenges in 2019? And would you like a manufacturing partner instead of just a parts provider? To learn more about us and how we can help you, contact us.

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