Motorsport

Custom gaskets, seals and mouldings for the motorsport industry

Advanced silicone rubber seals and custom rubber mouldings for high performance engines

DP Seals is no stranger to innovating advanced rubber seal solutions for high performance engines, having provided seals for Formula 1, Le Mans, Le Mans WEC and World Rally Championship competitors. We have supplied at least nine F1 teams and also had success with Mercedes, Porsche, McLaren, Red Bull, Lotus, Renault, Stewart Ford, Jaguar Grand Prix, Cosworth and RML for Touring Car Engines. This success is based on working closely with the car engine and chassis developers to challenge technical innovation and gain the essential competitive edge.

Precision manufacturers of motorsport custom rubber gaskets, seals and mouldings

The custom rubber seals and mouldings we’ve produced include various components for engine gaskets, power train and electronics. We’ve also manufactured anti-vibration mounts as well as developing an improved fluorelastomer seal for a manifold system – produced in multi-cavity moulds with bonded rubber on both sides of an ultra-thin stainless steel shim. Other innovations include the design of soft silicone rubber seals that maintain integrity and performance in temperatures up to 300°C and with low hardness down to 10 shore.

With the enormous stresses and strains of motor sport we have risen to the most challenging tests of quality, performance and reliability. We’re delighted to say that our customers continue to see us as a remote member of their team and it’s great to follow and support their achievements in which we have played a small but sometimes vital part.

Rubber materials expertise built on 40 years of experience

Developing custom rubber gaskets, seals and mouldings for the varied and innovative requirements of our many customers over 40 years has enabled us to build an unrivalled in-depth knowledge of rubber material performance. Material selection is key to helping our customers achieve their objectives and we have experience in working with neoprenes, nitriles, EPDM, HNBR and cutting edge polymers like silicone fluoroelastomer, nanotech additives and fillers through to Viton Extreme and perfluoroelastomers like FFKM. Working closely with customers, we continually research and innovate to develop exactly the right blend of rubber compound for the required application resulting in enhanced longevity, improved performance and the best cost/benefit approach.

You can be assured of the quality of our custom rubber gaskets, seals and mouldings

Starting with material blend selection, through tool development and prototype mouldings to volume delivery, DP Seals specialists support all stages of manufacturing, from polymer material preparation through cleaning to inspection and quality assurance; this latter is fully integrated into the company’s rigorous AS 9100 quality regimen, which incorporates ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001.

Mercedes seals and tool, Silicone Rubber, Seals, Tooling
Prototpye seal and tool during pre-production evaluation for Mercedes.

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