A common customer dilemma is when they cannot find a washer to fit their application because only standard parts are available. They ask us if we can manufacture a custom washer type gasket – the answer is YES. Many customers don’t think of talking to a gasket company when they need washers manufactured. In fact, washers are just small gaskets that can be cut using our die cutting capabilities. A washer is a thin plate, usually round with a hole that is used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener such as a screw or nut.
The shape and size of your washer can be customized to suit your application. Washers can save you money - instead of adapting your design to washers that are available as standard, use a custom washer to decrease your costs. You can use exactly the parts that you need instead of working your design around a washer that doesn’t fit correctly. This can be critical for an end users experience, especially for pre-assembled products.
We produce washers in a range of non-metallic materials, such as rubbers, foams and plastics and in a wide range of dimensions and thicknesses. We can add an adhesive (PSA) backing to help with product assembly.
Rubber Washers and Plastic Washers
Rubber and Plastic is available in various grades, thickness, hardness and colors. Material selection can be critical depending upon your specific application. Different materials are better suited for different applications. This is determined by factors such as temperature resistance, fluid resistance, chemical resistance, ozone resistance and abrasion resistance.
Some of the washers we have previously manufactured include:
Send your drawing in Pdf format to email@example.com and we will source the spec material and die cut manufacture the custom washer. We can manufacture from prototype quantities to full production volumes.
About the Author
With over 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, Martin Chell brings a wealth of knowledge to his client projects. He has worked with large companies including Qualcomm and completed projects in a variety of aerospace, biotech and other applications.
“The die cut samples look great.” ~ Aquapail
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“The gaskets worked out just fine. Thanks for your help.” ~ Chong, Redpoint Engineering