Rubberpad forming presses
The principle of rubberpad forming presses
Our rubberpad forming presses are deep-drawing hydraulic presses that use rubber to form sheet material around a mold. Rubber pad forming is a sheet forming process in which a press makes use of one or more product-related moulds (or dies) and a rubber cushion (as the second half of the die). Because the rubber cushion is universal, one can use the rubber cushion 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 that a company needs to make to implement the process on a hydraulic press are low. Certainly, if you compare it to technologies in the industrial mainstream for example. With basic knowledge of the rubberpad forming process one produces relatively simple shapes. Complex shapes are usually simulated first. With this simulation you test the feasibility of these complex shapes. Often rubber pad forming can replace multiple machine operations such as welding and brake press forming.
Our rubberpad forming presses
RHTC produces rubberpad forming presses designed to your specific requirements. Below you see a 2000 ton rubberpad forming press for example, 100% tailor-made. We fully designed this press in cooperation with our customer. If you are not completely sure about the specifications that you require for a rubber press, give us a call or fill in the contact-form on our website! We can definitely give you some advice.