A client that specialised in the manufacture of therapeutic and rehabilitation equipment presented CSGtech with an elastomer anti-vibration ring that was failing after a short service life.
Understanding the Issue:
CSGtech determined the current material’s mechanical properties were not matched to the dynamic application. The customer’s material selection was over-designed to meet a criteria that was incorrectly perceived to be critical.
CSGtech presented the client with a part that utilised a natural rubber compound with superior mechanical properties to the current material.
The solution that CSGtech provided resolved the short service life issue and and at the same time at a price that was more cost-effective. CSGtech was able to advise the client that the current material had costly chemical resistance that was not required.