Dip molding is a simple, low-cost process that’s been in use for many years and is ideal for smaller volume jobs. It begins with a single-piece form that has a core, but no cavity. We then dip it into the chosen material; this might be latex, neoprene, natural rubber, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or urethane. Once the desired level of coating has been achieved, the form is removed, and the chosen substance will be polymerized (solidified) using the appropriate technique. After that, the formed object can be taken off the form and cooled, if necessary, or trimmed of any excess material so that it’s exactly what the client needs.
The numerous advantages of dip molding include:
- Long history: Midwest Rubber Company has been using this process for decades, attesting to its reliability.
- Flexibility: Dip molding can be used for many different applications and across a wide variety of industries. It is also suitable for smaller runs of a product.
- Materials: With dip molding, there are many choices when it comes to what material you can use.
- Low cost: Compared with some other processes, dip molding is relatively inexpensive in both tools and manufacturing.
We use dip molding to create a wide variety of goods. It’s a highly versatile technique that we’ve really perfected here at Midwest Rubber Company. Our customers love this process because it’s fast, effective, and saves them money, and we now use it in every industry we serve. Products we make using dip molding include:
If you want to know more about dip molding or any of our other processes, feel free to contact us.