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ABOVE AND BEYOND

Innovation in rubber technology:
reduced weight, improved performance

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Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones
Toolmaker

Designing and making tools for high-performance solutions

Innovative solutions for the aerospace industry

Our skills, manufacturing innovation and materials development naturally makes us an ideal partner for the aerospace industry.

We have been working with Tier I and II companies for many years, and the rest of the supply chain since commercial flight came to be.

Designed for extreme performance

With the aerospace industry under pressure to offer improved value, excellence in performance and to meet vigorous standards, we set the bar for ourselves extremely high. 

Products for our current customer base include seals in high specification materials designed to perform in extremes of pressure and temperature on engines and air frames, cabin interior components such as seat armrests, meal tray inserts and footrests, and ground equipment components such as ground box seals, electrical connectors and protective boots and transit caps.

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We understand the key requirements of aerospace businesses:

  • Lead time criticality

    Lead time criticality

  • Weight-saving materials

    Weight-saving materials

  • Industry-approved materials

    Industry-approved materials

  • Extremely high aesthetic standards

    Extremely high aesthetic standards

  • Limited space and time for fitment

    Limited space and time for fitment

  • Collaboration and partnerships

    Collaboration and partnerships

INNOVATIVE FRlite®

Equivalent performance, 25% less weight. A product that we recently developed specifically for the aerospace industry is FRlite®; with the ever-increasing focus on fuel consumption and therefore weight reduction, we responded to this demand by developing a new, lighter silicone material which retains the performance levels of existing high-specification fire retardant solid silicones.

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Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers
Cutting and Seals Manager

Providing fluid sealing solutions to customers since 2000.

Setting a benchmark

As registered members of ADS (Aerospace, Defence Security and ADS LogoSpace) Group, we have great relationships with other members of the aerospace supply chain, as well as being keen influencers in policy debates, in supporting UK manufacturing supply chains, and in benchmarking ourselves against other industry members.

We have developed, manufactured and consulted on:

  • Galley seals
  • Galley plugs and grommets
  • Tank straps
  • Door hatch gaskets
  • Rubber Bellows
  • Ground box seals
  • Fuel tank gaskets
  • Tank lid gaskets
  • Gaiters/sleeves
  • Rubber feet/foot
  • Rubber Boots
  • EMC / RFI Housing gaskets

  • Form-in-place Gaskets
  • Rubber plugs/bungs
  • Cockpit Ladder mounts
  • Aerial Mounts
  • Aerial Seals
  • Landing Light Gaskets
  • Headliner Impact Protection cushions
  • Mushroom Buffers
  • Footrest Rubbers
  • Meal Trays
  • Seat Armrests
  • Seat Buffers

Our expertise in action

Custom solutions to ensure MXGP pole position

All our customers want volumes of parts; sometimes they just need a small batch, manufactured to exacting specifications with absolute performance in mind. Challenge: To design and produce parts for improved performance on a competition racing...

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Critical components test the boundaries of moulding techniques

Rubber is the ideal solution for a fuel hose - it can cope with extreme chemicals and provides flexibility. However, when trying to design for both safety and space-saving, a unique challenge is presented. Challenge: To...

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FEA simulation for crash test readiness

Finite element analysis can be used not only for understanding wear and reducing the cost of prototyping but also as part of a critical safety analysis prior to real-world tests. The challenge: To assist a commercial...

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Designing for production efficiencies

The processing industry is under pressure to offer efficiencies and cost-savings at all stages of their process. Consistent, reliable supply is the backbone of a productive business - and sometimes design for manufacture is key. The...

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Putting aesthetics at the forefront

There are times when the appearance of a product is equally as important as the function; if we know that from the outset we will design and manufacture with the visual impact as a priority. The...

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Designing around existing components for bespoke solutions

Often, our customers do not have CAD facilities; they rely upon us to take their vision and work with it to propose and develop a suitable solution. The challenge: To conceptualise and develop the design of...

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A race against time for design and production

For many of our customers their products are constantly going through re-design and development for improvement; we have to align ourselves with that process, often against tough deadlines. The challenge: To replicate a moulded rubber HNBR...

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