Automotive anti-vibration rubber parts are widely used in personal and commercial vehicles to minimize noise and vibration for occupants, as well as to protect and extend the life of electrical and mechanical components. Often referred to as NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) parts, anti-vibration rubber parts can greatly enhance the cabin experience and enhance overall vehicle reliability and performance.
Materials used to manufacture automotive anti-vibration rubber parts
Compounds that CRG often works with to produce anti-vibration rubber parts include the following:
- Fluoroelastomers, including Viton®
- AEM (Ethylene Acrylic Elastomer), including Vamac®
- Nitrile (NBR) and Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR)
Fluoroelastomers, such as Viton®, are extremely effective in vehicle applications where extremes of heat, chemicals, fuel mixtures, and fuel additives are present.
AEM is an advanced elastomer that is engineered for superior thermal and chemical resistance. Vamac® is an AEM that is widely used in automotive applications. Automotive rubber parts made from Vamac® demonstrate superior longevity in powertrain, air management, and other vehicle applications where parts are exposed to chemical and environmental attack.
Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) is a resilient material that offers good resistance to oils and acids. HNBR is hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber.
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber) is a synthetic rubber that lends itself to a variety of automotive applications. It has excellent resistance to many chemicals, as well as ozone and weathering.
Automotive anti-vibration rubber parts from CRG
CRG can design, develop and produce a wide range of anti-vibration rubber parts. These parts include engine and transmission mounts, suspension travel limiters, suspension articulation joints, exhaust mounts, radiator mounts, and more. We also produce a wide variety of rubber grommets used to secure vehicle wiring and cabling, supressing squeaks and rattles, and protecting against the forces of abrasion. Specific examples of anti-vibration rubber parts for vehicle applications which CRG can supply include:
- Rubber buffers and boffins
- Stop buffers
- Rubber bushes
- Rubber bearings
- Rubber pads
- Rubber mounts
- Rubber dampers
- Conical and sandwich mounts
CRG supplies automotive anti-vibration rubber parts to service vehicle programs and applications. In every supply relationship, CRG works with each customer early in a project to assist with part design and material selection. Parts are developed to meet all quality standards using a Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). In final part production, CRG uses proven processes while adhering to recognized quality standards, such as ISO 9001:2015, to ensure reliable and consistent part quality. In every project, we maintain our commitment to 100 percent on-time delivery, whether utilizing demand-pull replenishment or JIT scheduling.
CRG supplies parts which meet ASTM D2000/SAE J200 line call-outs, as well as the material specifications of major OEM’s, including those of General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Mazda, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Volvo, and Mercedes-Benz. Where a new specification is required, we work with our supply chain partners to develop an appropriate solution that meets or exceeds all requirements. To find out more about the automotive anti-vibration rubber parts which CRG can supply, please contact our sales department at email@example.com.