ico-sol-03 Custom Rubber Molding

Utex has the ability to custom design and fabricate highly engineered molds to fit almost any application. Molding rubber to fit your need allows you the freedom to address your specifications while maintaining autonomy. The engineering team at Utex can take an abstract request and work with the customer to provide a tailored product. If an application requires a high precision solution, fitting an existing production part may not work. The exact part needed can be molded with tolerances specific to your required operating conditions and constraints. From simple I.D./O.D. rings to complex geometric profiles, Utex has been interpreting customer ideas to create cost effective molds for seventy years. Utex can draw on experienced senior designers and the fresh eyes of newly trained engineers to easily find the best solution. Utex has VTL lathes, CNC machines, and wire EDM as well as a full complement of designers available to create and construct molds. Your design can be designed and made in house, reducing lead time from paper to product. Additionally, Utex facilities have the QC structure in place to ensure parts meet specification and nothing slips through the cracks before leaving our plant.

Our ability to bond rubber to metal and proprietary process utilizing rubber & fabric reinforcement provide an industry leading solution.

We Utilized

Quick Change Molds

Quick Change Molds

Using quick change molds, Utex has drastically reduced setup times per part. Typically, molds must be secured to upper and lower platens in a time consuming routine. Through instituting a quick change setup, molds can be set up, cleaned, or removed more easily, resulting in faster cycle time and lower production costs.

We Created

Large OD

Large OD

Utex creates custom products with large diameters that require molds with dimensions up to six feet across.

Modular Front Seal Injection Mold

Modular Front Seal Injection Mold

Utex has the ability to design molds with modular components in order to manufacture several different parts while utilizing a single mold. By changing the inserts in the front seal mold, Utex pressmen can produce parts for different pipe sizes. If a mold gets damaged, that section can be removed and replaced without disrupting production.

We Accomplished

Case Study

Rapid Development BOP During the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Utex was tasked with rapidly developing a blowout preventer to deploy on the severed pipe. From commissioning to shipment, Utex was able to produce a part from scratch in three weeks, a task that normally takes two months.

We specialize in Custom Sealing Solutions

By utilizing Utex’s extensive capabilities, we can provide a complete solution to your challenge