Rubber To Metal bonded bushings and processing equipment by Ohio Elastomers.
Rubber to Metal bonded short runs, molds, and processing equipment

Ohio Elastomers


Ohio Elastomers was founded by Bill Jaques, a designer and manufacturer serving niche markets in rubber to metal bonded bushings. Ohio Elastomers has developed bushings of rubber bonded to ferrous and nonferrous metals, and such materials as thermoform plastics, thermoset plastics, and woven fibers - taking full responsibility for functional performance.

Parallel to this, Ohio Elastomers has developed a line of rubber encapsulated brushes to deflash and clean surfaces and IDs. Lastly does specialty work for others in the industry, providing molds and semiautomatic deflashing machines. With the exception of the rubber encapsulated brushes, Ohio Elastomers serves the automotive and transportation market in one form or another.

Typically, for a product to profitably hit its market window, there must be parallel development in the product details. The molded rubber details often cannot be exhaustively researched. Instead, an evaluation of the expected geometry, operating conditions, developmental time frame, and anticipated production rate integrate into a range of specifications. Ohio Elastomers applies its expertise to narrow this range further into the most promising options. It is also mindful of the logistical requirements to support just in time and aftermarket operations, and can package and unitized shipments in support of a customer’s total marketing and manufacturing program.

The largest problem facing the short and medium run rubber molding industry is that exists as an uneasy operating partnership of art and science. You can pretty much ascertain every physical property of a cured compound through well-defined testing procedures; and can project how those characteristics will play out in a geometric configuration through dynamic modeling. However, the process of molding and curing rubber, in small and medium size production runs, and within a viable cost remains an art. This can be quite complex, as demonstrated by the fact that the expansion of curing rubber has been known to deform and break tool steel molds.

At Ohio Elastomers, the issues enlarge because it is necessary to specify – for example – the grades of steel, and the machining, heat-treating and anodizing. Further, care must be taken to develop a compound that cures to the requirements of use under conditions of heat and pressure that do not compromise the physical properties of the steel.

For further information, please contact:

Bill Jaques

Ohio Elastomers
3645 Lane Road #205/206
Perry, OH 44081

Phone: 440.354.9750
Fax: 440.354.9751


Ohio Elastomers

Ohio Elastomers




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