Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd manufacture various fabricated components produced from a range of sponge, foam and rubber materials. A fabrication requires specialist machinery, usually a selection of saws, drills, buffers and knives, by choosing ASG for your fabrications, you will also benefit from the option using our CNC oscillating knife, which can automatically cut and drill fabricated parts by reading CAD drawings. Fabrications are often used as a cheaper alternative to mouldings and extrusions (as there is no initial die/tooling cost) for the production of bespoke shapes, usually required as 1 off prototypes or small quantity runs. All our fabrications are made to order and are produced using samples or drawings provided by customers, and can take many forms for example multiple material laminating to create composites sheets which are then cut down into gaskets/washers/strip, displays & signage (such as logos/lettering) and seals with flexible joints or irregular angles.
What is Fabrication?
Fabrication is the procedure of turning blocks or sheets of foam, sponge, and rubber into custom made 3D usable shapes. Fabrications are created using CNC machines, saws, drills, buffers etc, enabling us to create unique products that usually cannot be produced by one single process, where the item is too big to be produced in one single piece, or where 3D profiles are required such as cubes or cone shapes. Supplying fabricated parts also allows us to produce composite sheets (laminating multiple layers of different materials together), before cutting out the final shapes.
Why use Fabrications?
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd have a team dedicated to fabrications and the production of one-offs and complex products to use during design and prototype development or when singular items are required. Fabrications are often used as a cheaper alternative to mouldings and extrusions (as there is no initial die/tooling cost) for the production of bespoke shapes, these are ideal for use as samples or prototypes prior to paying for expensive tooling for mouldings or extrusions for bulk production. They are also perfect for producing props, signs, displays, packaging case/box inserts with routered out shapes to hold specific items in place.
Benefits of Fabrications
Fabricated products offer a range of benefits, not only are they more cost-effective, but they also enable us to produce a number of variations of the same product for testing, allows us to produce composite materials which add extra mechanical properties and resistance to the product and also allows to offer products for even the most unique applications.