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Custom Coating of an EPDM Rubber Overmold for a Treadmill

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A health and fitness equipment manufacturer engaged Alpha Coatings custom coating services to apply a coating to a rubber overmold used on treadmills. The abrasion resistance coating improved the wear resistance of the molded EPDM rubber. First, we cleaned the rubber overmold, then using an automated reciprocating spray applicator, we sprayed primer as an adhesion promoter, then applied the coating to a thickness of between .7 and 1.2 mils. We maintained coating tolerances of 0.25 mils. With a length of 17" to 27.6" and width of 2.4", the part was packaged as per customer supplied specifications. Prior to shipping the product to the customer in Waukesha, Wisconsin, our quality assurance team conducted dry film thickness (DFT) and coating cure checks.

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EPDM Rubber Overmold for a Treadmill

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Highlights of this Custom Coating Project

Product Description We apply coating on a rubber overmold used for a treadmill application to enhance wear resistance of the rubber.
Custom Coating Capabilities & Applied/Processes
Fixture Design & Manufacturing
Pre-Treatment
  • Clean 
Apply Adhesion Promoter
  • Via Spray Application
Apply Coating to Rubber Overmold
  • Via Spray Application
Curing
  • Via Infra-red curing system
Packaging - per customer specifications.
Equipment Used to Coat Part Automated reciprocating spray application process.
Coating Thickness .7 - 1.2 mils
Overall Part Dimensions Length: 17.00" to 27.60"
Width: 2.40"
Tightest Tolerances +/- .25 mils
Coating Type Abrasion resistant coating
Substrate Molded EPDM Rubber
In process testing/inspection performed Coating DFT (dry film thickness) and coating cure check.
Industry for Use Health & Fitness
Delivery Location Waukesha, Wisconsin
Standards Met Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
Project Name Application of coating to Rubber Overmold on Treadmill

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