Getting different generations to work together has always been a challenge. When it comes to baby boomers and millennials, though, the test can be even harder. Not sure how to do that? That’s why we’re here. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about how baby boomers and millennials can work together.
This year, Manufacturing Day falls on Friday, October 6. Across the country, you’ll find manufacturers holding educational workshops, industry conferences, expert panels, employee appreciation days and other inspiring events. In honor of Manufacturing Day, we’ve compiled an infographic highlighting the current state of the industry in the U.S.
Obtaining a professional certification isn’t a requirement for manufacturers, but it does help professionals stay up to date on industry trends, enhance their education and boost careers. Want to find out which manufacturing certification is right for you? In order to jumpstart your search, we’ve compiled seven of our favorites.
When it comes to producing large O-rings for today’s demanding applications, the old, unsophisticated method of slash and glue just can’t cut it. Now, Apple Rubber offers you the ultimate solution for producing large O-rings with greater strength and tighter tolerances. Thermobonding is Apple Rubber’s breakthrough manufacturing process for large O-rings and seals. This unique process molds the jo...
Whether your currently use molded large O-rings or seals produced by conventional bonding methods, or are undecided as to which seal is best for your application, Apple Rubber’s MacrOring® seals are the economical, superior choice. Developed in response to growing market demands, MacrOring® seals are stronger, larger O-rings with tighter tolerances than ordinary slash and glue seals.
Apple Rubber has an extensive in-house mold making shop. We produce over 90% of our tooling used to produce the highest quality rubber parts. This allows us to reduce lead times and provide faster service to our customers. From producing prototype to production tooling, molds can be cut as little as 1 week depending on design and work load.
Apple Rubber was founded in 1971 in Lancaster, NY, just outside the city of Buffalo. During our 40+ year history, the company has continually innovated and responded to the changing needs of our customers, introducing unique new products, advancing O-ring and seal material science, and developing expert engineering services. Today we are a leading designer and manufacturer of seals and sealing de...
A quick look at sealing issues when over compressing O-rings or seals. Making sure the gland volume is more than the seal or O-ring volume. The rubber needs to deform to create the seal. Solid rubber should be considered as an incompressible fluid that cannot be compressed. Some foam rubber and hollow tube can be compressed.
Custom-engineered composite seals incorporate the seal and another component in one part to help ease installation and reduce assembly costs. They include complicated parts such as rubber bonded to metal, plastic or filter materials. They simplify your design with one part instead of two or more, provide tighter tolerances and eliminate the seal to component installation process.
More and more manufacturers require permanent identification marks on their parts to aid in traceability. Laser marking makes it easy for companies to identify parts and lets customers know they are receiving the authentic, high-quality parts their applications demand. Apple Rubber's Apple LaserMark program allows us to offer high-quality identification without the use of inks or abrasions.
Manufacturing isn’t what it used to be. Which isn’t a bad thing. But it could prove difficult to keep up to date with the latest industry trends if we don’t keep an open mind. And though we look to embrace digital technology, one trend in particular should be our focus: artificial intelligence. Let's take a look at what some businesses have already done.