Technical Articles

Rubber to Metal Bonding, A Versatile Process

Rubber in its different forms demonstrates the ability to bond to all kinds of metals. A metal bonded rubber is stronger and more versatile. Rubber to metal bonding is a means by which rubber is mechanically bonded to a metal insert during the moulding process.

Polymer Selection, A Critical First Step

The first critical step in a quality rubber component is the selection of the correct polymer. Selection of the correct elastomeric rubber material for any application, be it fluid or environmental sealing, vibration isolation or dampening, impact bumpers, hoses and fluid movement and various other requires the review of numerous factors. For example, is it a dynamic or static application, what is the system pressure, what type of chemical resistance is needed, what is the service temperature? are some of the considerations.

Achieving Zero Defect in Wedge Encapsulation used in Drinking Water Applications

When it comes to manufacturing rubber products, achieving the dimensions as per drawing, maintaining physical and chemical properties of the synthetic rubber compound, delivering defect free components to the customer are considered to be more challenging because of inherent elasticity or dimensional instability. A statistical analysis was conducted starting with identifying the different variables that contribute to the defect, data mining them and performing a regression analysis. Based on this prompt corrective actions were initiated to control the variation and obtain zero defect.

The Human Resources Department of 2021 from a HR Manager’s Perspective

The New Year’s Eve was a both a challenge and relief for everyone who was looking forward to the year 2021 after a challenging 2020. The year 2020 posed an unprecedented challenge to the staff working in the human resources sector because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies care about the physical well-being of their employees, especially after the onset of covid-19. They handed over this responsibility to their human resources department to protect their workers. The HR department team diligently took care of the health of the workers and thereby avoiding any liability to the organization.