What is Rubber-to-Metal bonding?
Rubber-to-metal bonding is exactly as the name suggests – mechanically bonding rubber to a metal component. This is done during the moulding process. A part is said to be “bonded” to another part when it is chemically prepared and attached, or encapsulated as a part of the vulcanisation process, to another item. This is very useful when designing components where both the properties of the metal and the rubber are required in a single component.