J.J. Short Associates, Inc., is a manufacturer of precision
lathe cut seals, gaskets and tubes. We custom manufacture
these products to your exact requirements in a wide variety of
polymers and sizes. A lathe cut seal is also known as a “square
cut” or “rectangular cross-section” seal. Our
components are manufactured from a cylindrical rubber tube
made from premium sealing grade materials. Our processes are
closely controlled to insure the tubing has the proper inside
diameter (ID) and wall thickness. The tubing is then
vulcanized in a high pressure autoclave utilizing an exact
mandrel to form the inside diameter. Once the tube is cured,
the product is ground achieving the desired outside diameter
(OD) or wall thickness. The tube is then cut to the desired
thickness meeting your exacting tolerances.
Lathe Cut parts
are an economical alternative to
die cut or
washers and gaskets. With low minimums and a large library of
Inside Diameter (ID) and Outside Diameter (OD) tooling, we can
do most jobs with minimal or no set-up or tooling charges.
An excellent method to manufacture odd thicknesses. J.J.
Short’s lathe cutting services can be useful when
combined with value-added services such as grinding - to
achieve tight tolerance products.. Lathe cutting is also ideal
for fast turn-around prototype parts or short run production.
Materials available include:
- Neoprene (Chloroprene Polymer)
- EPDM (Ethylene Propylene)
- Buna-N (Nitrile)
- Natural Rubber
- Viton (R)
- Thermoplastic Rubber
- FDA Rubber
Whether it is prototype or production runs , the right
material matched to the proper manufacturing process coupled
with J.J. Short’s commitment to quality insures we do it right
for you the first time!
If it’s made from rubber,