Rubber for the Metal Fabrication Industry
Our role in the metal fabrication industry
In 2021, the global metal fabrication market was valued at £16.6 billion and is forecasted to reach £24.42 billion by 2029. There is an enormous number of fabricators who can and do manufacture almost anything in the United Kingdom. Walker Rubber has supplied complementary rubber components for applications as diverse as roller coasters and packing crates. Rubber for metal fabricators is rarely one size fits all. That's why we can create and supply bespoke, custom rubber components that are fit for purpose.
Rubber applications for metal fabrication
The most common applications of rubber in the metal fabrication industry are:
- Tank straps
- Rollercoaster shock absorbing bumpers
- Rollercoaster insulator extrusions
- Nonslip rubber matting for workshops
- Fenders for fabrication plants
- Bumpers for fabrication plants
We are commonly asked which rubbers are suitable to bond to metal and we frequently recommend either Neoprene or Nitrile. You can learn more about these topics and materials in the our rubber knowledge hubOur Capabilities
Extrusions for metal fabricators
Whatever your elastomeric requirements, from pads and sheets to CNC cut gaskets and extruded and jointed seals. Our unrivalled service and UK rubber manufacturing facility is here to help. We can provide you with small quantities for testing or prototype applications, or larger volumes of rubber components.
Did you know...?
Some repair jobs present greater challenges than others. Fabricating and installing a large section of underground steel pipework, for example, required a special set of skills. It also needed a rubber seal manufacturer that many can rely on to ensure you don't ever need to excavate that pipeline again.
The Walker Rubber Difference
Rubber products manufactured to order with industry leading turnaround times.
Not quite sure what you need? Our team are on hand to provide fast, high-quality expertise with years of experience to back it up.
Your journey with us starts in sales. Like our exceptional manufacturing lead times, our sales team is no different. They will guide you through the process every step of the way. We are proud to say 90% of enquiries are quoted on the same day ensuring there is no delay in getting your project with us underway.
With our right first-time ethos, combined with only using premium materials from trusted sources, the quality of our rubber products are the best in the business.
We are experts in the manufacture of rubber extrusions. Our limitations are very small we can produce extrusions from 1m to 10,000m in length or 1mm to 300mm across.Rubber Extrusions
Our selection of cutting machinery enables us to be accurate and precise, meeting the required specifications for our customers.Rubber Gaskets
Most moulding requirements are unique to each customer. We supply a comprehensive range of mouldings in a variety of compounds: EPDM, Neoprene, Natural, Nitrile Silicone, Viton, Polyurethane and TPE.Rubber Mouldings
One of our more unique capabilities. We can bond together multiple types of rubber sheet to create your ideal material.Rubber Bonding
We have the capability to manufacture tooling inhouse, turning your ideas into reality with a short but cost-effective turnaroundRubber Tooling