Diaphragms - Elastomers

Featured Product from Girard Rubber Corporation


Product Families - Elastomers

• Gaskets - "O" Rings - Seals

• Pump Impellers

• Diaphragms

• Molded/Laid-Up Tubes & Hoses

• Shock Mounts

• PTT/Volume/Squelch/Function Buttons and Knobs

• Keypads and similar decorated items.

• Silk-screened & hard-coated

• Laser-Etched

• Back-filled

• Die-cut Rubber/Plastic/Laminate Gaskets, Seals, Pads with and without Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Backing.

Product Families - Plastics

• Injection-molded thermoplastics

• "Hard" Materials:

• Celcon, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Delrin, etc.

• "Soft" Materials: TPR's, Santoprene, TPU's

• Die-Cut Plastics - All types

• With/without adhesive backing, release paper, extra lamination, etc.

• With/without foils, printing, other decoration

• Multiple layers, laminates.

Custom Manufacturing

We give customers what they need, not what we want to sell. We don't force our customers to purchase from a list of existing products.

• Because we provide custom parts, we consider customers' designs confidential whether we sign NDO's or not.

• All tools are for the exclusive use of the customer for whom they were produced. We never use tooling for others without permission. Part and tooling information is never shared.

Engineering Support

Long experience with:

• Design for Manufacturability

• CAD/CAM (Pro/ENGINEER)

Link to Pro/ENGINEER Website

• Tooling creation using CAD for maximum accuracy and fast turn-around

• Statistical Process Control

• "6 Sigma" Concepts & Applications.

• Prototyping

Materials Specifications & Support

Compound recipes are almost never specified in our industry, so we advocate generic material descriptions, i.e, ASTM D2000 / SAE J200 .
These well-known callout systems provide minimum requirements compounds must meet.

We'll be happy to provide examples!

Delivery Support

Years of experience with JIT variations:

• Scheduled production

• "Schedule-Sharing"

• "Hubbing" a.k.a. "Payment On Use"

• "Agile Manufacturing"

High Speed Communication

We live in the new high-speed world. We have years of experience with Internet transmission of:

• CAD data

• Digital Images of all types

• Specifications

• EDI Pricing information

• EDI for rapidly-changing scheduling information

• Inspection data to speed new-product cycle time.

Simple Compression Mold for O Rings

• Uncured material is placed between mold plates

• The mold is closed, material cures

• The cured material is removed, the cycle begins again.

Simple Transfer Mold for O Rings

• Uncured material is placed in the upper chamber (the "pot").

• Bottom plates are closed first for best alignment.

• The top plate is forced down. Material travels into the cavity.

• Cured material is removed, the cycle begins again.

Simple Transfer Mold for a Disk

• Uncured material is placed in the upper chamber (the "pot").

• Bottom plates are closed first for best alignment.

• The top plate is forced down. Material travels into the cavity.

• Cured material is removed, the cycle begins again.