Isostatic Molding and Rubber Terminology

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  • O.D. -- Outside Diameter
  • I.D. -- Inside Diameter
  • I.L. -- Inside Length
  • O.L. -- Outside Length
  • I.W. -- Inside Width
  • W/W/ -- Wall Weight
  • O.A.L. -- Overall Length
  • O.A.D. -- Overall Diameter
  • Duro -- Durometer shore "A"
  • P.U. -- Plyurethane
  • Neo. -- Neoprene
  • Ltx. -- Latex
  • Bag
  • Donut Bag
  • De-Air Tube
  • Closure
  • Plug
  • T-Plug
  • Plug Washer
  • Banding Tape
  • Sleeve
  • Bellows
  • Bulb
  • Knee Sock
  • Funnel
  • Boot
  • Neck
  • Wrist
  • Liner
  • Bladder
  • Container
  • Container with Removable Bottom
  • Seal Ring
  • Seal Ring with Bottom
  • Seal Ring with Bottom and De-Airing Tube Hole
  • Vacuum Can
  • Mandrel - Pressing
  • Mandrel - Powder Fill (Donut Bag Style, Removable)
  • Powder Fill Spider
  • Lift Tabs
  • Bands (Reinforcement)
  • Hardcoat Anodized -- Electroplated surface, 6061 aluminum mandrels only, increased surface hardness.
  • Teflon Hardcoat Anodized -- Hardcoat plus Teflon, increased surface hardness, decreased adhesion.
  • De-Airing Tube -- Pathway from powder fill cavity allowing partial vacuum applications
  • Alignment Pin Holes -- For locating pressing mandrel inside bag bottom and plug or closure
  • Powder Fill Cavity -- Loose powder size pre-pressing, Bag I.D. *Bag I.L., less plug or closure length.
  • Powder Fill Spider -- Alignment device to center mandrel while powder filling. It is removed prior to the sealing bag.
  • Polyurethane Bag -- Mold Base, Inner Core, Outer Case
  • Polyurethane Plug -- Plug Mold, Alignment Pin
  • Rubber Bag -- Bag Form
  • Rubber Closure -- Closure Form
  • Polyurethane Pour Spider