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Rubber Molding Parts

Custom rubber molding parts and extrusion are the focus of our Engineered Polymers Division (EPD). DST has over 50 years of experience in custom rubber molding and extrusion of rubber parts and products. We offer injection rubber molding, compression rubber molding, transfer rubber molding, rubber extrusions as well as cast urethane parts. We’re ISO 9001 certified.

We have the staff, molding and extrusion equipment, and the expertise to produce your rubber parts, from one to millions. Enjoy the benefits of our in-house rubber lab as well as our 3D printer, offering you rapid prototypes of custom rubber parts in days.

We employ Lean Manufacturing and other cutting edge methods to ensure that your custom rubber parts are of the highest quality, are made on time, and meet your specifications the first time.

We custom mold and extrude rubber molding parts utilizing a wide array of rubber, including Natural Rubber, Butyl, EPDM, FKM, Fluorosilicone, HNBR, Neoprene, Nitrile, Polybutadiene, Polyurethane, SBR, and Silicone. The variety of custom molded and extruded rubber and urethane products we manufacture is virtually unlimited. We custom mold rubber wheels, rubber diaphragms, rubber valves, and virtually any other compression, injected transfer or extruded rubber product you can imagine. 

Rubber molding parts

Count on DST for all of your injection, compression, transfer and extruded rubber needs!

Products Include:

ATM Replacement Parts

Cast Urethane Parts

Rubber Rollers

Rubber Conveyor Grippers

Rubber Extrusions

Rubber Belts

Covered bearings

Rubber suction cups

Light seals

Foot pads

Endless rubber belts

Drive, idler, crush, picker wheels

Vibration dampening

Airport baggage bumpers

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping Right Now With Our 3D Printer

You want it right and you need it RIGHT NOW?  We hear from you.  That’s why we’ve invested in a state-of-the-art, rapid prototyping solution:  our 3D Printer. Send us a 3D model of your custom part using a software program like SolidWorks® and we’ll send you a three-dimensional prototype to hold in your hands.  Avoid the delays of sending out your 3D models to a rapid prototyping shop and then having to find a qualified manufacturer or fabricator.

We’ve been manufacturing custom rubber and plastic products and exceeding customer’s expectations since 1962. We’re ISO 9001 Certified. We’ve got the experience, technology and people to take your project from concept to finish…in spec, on budget and on time, all under one roof. So, when you need Rapid Prototyping RIGHT NOW, call us and watch us transform your ideas into reality in days!

ATM Replacement Parts and Components

ATM replacement parts and components are our specialties. We have decades of experience as an award winning OEM for the largest manufacturer of ATM’s in the World, providing them with a full range of components and change parts.

While several of the rollers shown in the photo are exclusive to certain customers, they illustrate the types of ATM parts we manufacture.

Our ATM parts and components are in thousands of ATM machines around the World, delivering superior, trouble-free performance in the most demanding applications. Our ATM parts include our “bullet-proof” Kevlar® reinforced transport belts, rollers, and wheels that perform flawlessly, day in, day out, in every kind of climatic condition one can imagine. 

Many of our ATM replacement parts utilize our unique proprietary millable polyurethane rubber, Millathane®, the properties of which are legendary. These include superior abrasion resistance, low-temperature flexibility, and high resilience.

DST is an ISO 9001-certified facility. Our staff is trained in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and other cutting edge manufacturing methods to ensure that the highest quality parts are made right the first time, on time, to your specifications.

If you need a reliable supplier of quality ATM replacement parts and components that you can count on to deliver on-time performance, look no further than DST’s Engineered Polymers Division.

Cast Urethane Parts

Cast urethane parts are a specialty of DST. We can custom design and manufacture virtually any type of commercial or industrial cast urethane part to near net shape profiles. Cast urethane offers a longer service life compared to metal or plastic. The hardness of cast urethane parts varies from very soft to rock-like. Some types of cast urethane can be approved for FDA food contact applications. Cast urethane parts are generally lightweight, highly abrasion and impact resistant can vary in the coefficient of friction, and have excellent oil, ozone, and radiation resistance.

Cast urethane parts are often used in oil and gas exploration, printing, textiles, construction, agriculture, mining, packaging, automotive, material handling, food, and beverage as well as currency and ATM applications.

We offer you the option of low-cost, low-pressure tooling as well as limited productions runs. If you’re in a hurry, our rapid prototyping 3D printer is at your service to expedite your job. We can develop custom formulations to enhance the physical properties required by your application utilizing our decades of experience in polymer chemistry.

DST has a dedicated cast urethane work center designed specifically to enhance our automated cast urethane production equipment, utilizing the very latest lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques.  Call us today and put our cast urethane team to work for you!

Rubber Extrusions

We can extrude virtually any custom profile for your rubber extrusion application. We have worked on rubber extrusion projects for a wide variety of industries including poultry, furniture, door and window manufacturing (glazing), bottling, canning and bakery applications.

Our Engineered Polymers Division (EPD) operates a Davis Standard Cold Feed Thermoset Extruder. This state-of-the-art rubber extruder produces custom profiles for the food, beverage and airport baggage handling industries, just to name a few applications. It is highly accurate and maintains tight tolerances, producing superior extruded products, on-time and within specifications.

This extruder is capable of dramatically increased production runs. Thanks to this increased capacity, we now stock a wide variety of extruded rubber parts like rubber conveyor grippers, ready for same-day or next-day shipment. Of course, we are always ready to take on your custom rubber extrusion projects.  Call us today and let us quote your next project.

Rubber Rollers

Rubber rollers are a specialty of DST. When combined with our exclusive Millathane® millable polyurethane, our rubber rollers are, quite simply, the best in the industry.  Rubber rollers are often used in ATM machines and dispensers for transport and separator functions. Other common uses of rubber rollers include point-of-sale (POS) printers, printer rollers, receipt printers, printing press rollers, labeling rollers, newspaper/magazine printing rollers, and various paper path applications.

DST’s Millathane® millable polyurethane is known the World over for its superior ability to balance coefficient of friction and abrasion resistance in critical applications. In addition to Millathane®, we offer a wide range of elastomers for virtually any rubber roller application, such as EPDM, nitrile, neoprene, Hypalon®, epichlorohydrin and polyisoprene.

Give us a call and let us recommend the best solution for your rubber roller application

Rubber Conveyor Grippers

  Our new Durogrip™ rubber conveyor grippers are super tough. How tough?  

•     Tear strength is increased a staggering 100% over conventional rubber grippers! 

•     Tensile strength is increased a whopping 70% over conventional rubber grippers!

•     Flex life, hardness and coefficient of friction remain the same

•     Chemical resistance is typical of EPDM, Neoprene and Nitrile

•     Excellent resistance to aqueous cleaning, disinfecting fluids and peracetic acid

What makes Durogrip rubber conveyor grippers so tough and durable?  They’re reinforced with a proprietary high aspect ratio mineral composition that makes them as tough as nails and extremely tear resistant.  All formulations for our Durogrip rubber conveyor grippers are available for use in extrusion or injection molding.  We offer these great new conveyor grippers in EPDM, Neoprene and Nitrile.  Every formulation is FDA compliant.*  They’re available in 40, 50 and 60 durometer in radius top, square top, 3 finger, mini 3 finger, 4 finger, soft touch and gray neoprene.

Right now, we have the following Durogrip™ rubber conveyor grippers in stock and ready for immediate delivery:

•     D Style

•     D Style with holes

•     Square Top

•     3 Finger

•     Mini 3 Finger

•     Soft Touch™

•     7 Rib

How Tough Are New Durogrip™ Rubber Conveyor Grippers?  Just watch this one minute video and judge for yourself.  If you’d rather spend more time producing the product and making money instead of shutting down production to replace those torn, worn-out grippers, Get A Grip with Super Tough Durogrip™ Rubber Conveyor Grippers from DST.

Custom Plastic Fabrication & CNC Machining

Why DST?  50 years of custom plastic fabrication and CNC machining excellence. Bring us your most demanding custom plastic fabrication and cnc machining projects and your tightest tolerances.  We’ll help you choose the right material and fabricate your parts to meet your specifications and exceed your expectations. We offer you: 

•     A full-time staff of experienced plastic design and fabrication engineers skilled in CAD/CAM programs

•     Custom plastic fabrication and CNC machining of parts from the highest quality industrial materials

•     Production-run quantities without the up-front cost of custom molding or tooling

•     An entire organization dedicated to quality and getting it right, the first time

Setting the Industry Standard in Custom Plastic Fabrication and CNC Machining

We’ve invested in the CNC machining and plastic fabrication equipment to assure conformance to the strictest tolerances. More importantly, we’ve invested in people – training and developing the skilled craftsmen who can transform your most challenging and exciting designs into finished reality. Consider these value-added “extras” we offer:

•     Parts that are cleaned, de-burred and ready to install

•     Private-label drop shipping to your customers

•     Shipments that are packaged with care and labeled to your specifications – saving time and labor in your receiving department

An Extensive Inventory Has Many Advantages

DST has its own UHMW Sheet Division, pressing sheets here on our Clearwater, Florida campus.  We also have direct relationships with material suppliers across the country and around the World.  Our inventory of engineering plastics surpasses that of many distributors. This allows us to:

•     Customize materials to your specifications

•     Reduce production time

•     Utilize the latest materials

•     Save costs by volume buying

•     Deliver your parts faster

Plastic Molds

Working with plastic molds isn’t always easy, as mold maker at  hyx mold, know. The Plastic mold company offers plastic mold making and plastic molding services for the automotive, electric, home appliance, industrial, food package, and consumer products industries.

The company’s greatest challenge is to design and make the tooling and molds for custom injection molding parts. The majority of the plastic molding parts the company helps to develop are functional assemblies and complex tool actions, thin wall molding, 2k injection molding, over molding etc. 

“Customers expect us to help them reduce manufacturing costs through weight reduction and design for part and mold,” Panziera said. “We’re also expected to reduce development time to market of new products, and to validate design parameters through the use of CAE tools prior to the start of hard tooling.”

Design for automation means that the tools must be rugged enough to use again and again.

The CAE tools include plastic simulation software from Moldflow of Wayland, Mass.

The software enables engineers to reduce weight and to ensure that parts can be molded and can pass validation testing.

“Material reductions of even a few grams can provide significant cost savings,” Panziera said. “Cosmetic issues such as sink, warp, and blemishes can be addressed before tooling is produced, potentially saving thousands of dollars in tool revisions.”

For instance, a General Motors tier one automotive supplier recently approached Axiomatic for help with a troublesome chrome-plated, plastic inside-door handle, he said.

“The supplier had numerous problems with the gate blush and sink marks that only appeared after the parts had been plated. The high scrap rate and numerous tooling changes to attempt to remedy the problem were very costly,” Panziera said.

Axiomatic used Moldflow software to determine the best location, profile, and shape of the gate. The result was a dramatic reduction in scrap rate, to nearly zero, he said.

Want to know more information about plastic molds and injection molding, please go to http://www.plastic-industry.com/