Synthetic rubber, invented in 1909, is any man-made/artificial elastomer created by linking polymer molecules. In this post, we're going to take you through how their made, the history of the material, types of syntethic rubbers, and a few other facts you may not have known
In this post, we take you through what natural rubber is, where it comes from, how it's made, and some interesting facts you may or may not know!
In this post, we are going to take you through a specific thermoplastic material, commonly referred to as TPV (or thermoplastic vulcanizate), that has grown in popularity in the automotive sector and evolved over the years since its introduction in 1981.
When it comes to meeting tight tolerances, compression molding rubber is not going to match what you see with machining a metal product. Because of that, you need to understand why that is and what factors affect the outcome of your final molded product.
"We've always done it this way" doesn't fly within this highly competitive landscape we're seeing in the elctric vehicle push. This doesn't just go for the technology used and body design. It's something that is tranforming every element of the automotive manufacturing process. In this post, we're going to take you through one of the many areas of a vehicle that needed to evolve with the shift towards an all-electric future.
Compression molding is an excellent, cost-effective manufacturing method for making a variety of rubber products. But, as of right now, to get professional rubber products that meet specific requirements, visually, dimensionally, and performance-wise, then you need to understand the backbone of the molding operations... tooling.
In this post, we go over the basics of a compression molding tool for rubber components, how they're made, and what makes a tool more efficient
Over the past few years, there has been a massive rise in demand for electric vehicles. With this massive shift towards a completely new vehicle type came the necessity to innovate. What you may not know or ever see was the need to innovate the small things. In this post, we'll take you through what we at Echo have done to help EV manufacturers completely rethink panel plugs, from material and design, all the way to rapid prototyping and testing.
In this post, we're going to try something different. Rather than sending different materials off to test their impact on sound absorption, we're going to develop a decibel meter test in-house that anyone could do. We're going to take you through this step-by-step. This may be a rough test, but if you start if you begin noticing an obvious difference in sound reduction between two materials, chances are you're probably on to something.
You hear the wind blowing during a storm, leafs rattling, cell phone notifications going off, and cars buzzing by. It's an unlimited amount of noises that you're exposed to each and every day. Each sound is unique in its own way based on a vast array of elements that could be factored in. But, do you understand what sound actually is?
Inspiration comes in so many different forms and can have a huge impact on the world. In many cases, inspiration and creativity stem from memories from your past and by looking at things in different ways. In this post, we take a trip down memory row and take a slightly different look at products that made the 90s as great as we all know it was.