Rubberpad forming press
Rubber pad forming is a sheet forming process in which one or more product-related moulds (or dies) and a rubber cushion (as the second half of the die) are used. Because the rubber cushion is universal, the rubber cushion can be used for many different product shapes. During the forming cycle the rubber deforms the plate over or into the product-specific die during which the rubber elastically deforms. After removing the load, the rubber springs back to its original shape whereas the sheet layout has acquired the desired product shape.
Rubber pad forming is suitable for a product range with many different shapes made in small production series. The investments required to implement the process on an existing hydraulic press are low compared to technologies in the industrial mainstream. Relatively simple shapes can be produced with basic knowledge of the process. Complex shapes are usually simulated in order to test their feasibility. Often rubber pad forming is able to replace multiple machine operations such as welding or brake press forming.
RHTC can deliver rubberpad forming presses designed to your specific requirements. Below you can find an example of a 2000 ton rubberpad forming press, tailor-made. If you are not completely sure about the specifications that you would need for a rubber press, we can definitely give you some advice.