Is your company part of the defense community? Do you design, build, or buy components for military projects such as vehicles? Are you headed to AUSA 2016 next week? From October 3 to 5, 2016, leading defense contractors and subcontractors will join military officers and government officials for the annual meeting and exposition of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., AUSA 2016 is where you’ll learn about the latest in land power.
As an experienced member of the defense supply chain, Elasto Proxy will be in Washington for this important event. Robert Naccarato, Elasto Proxy’s Sales Manager, and Tom Henry, U.S. Branch Manager, invite you to join them in the Canadian Pavilion, or to arrange a meeting in another tradeshow location at your convenience. If you need custom seals, gaskets, or insulation for military vehicles, you’ll want to take advantage of this special opportunity. Continue reading Seals and Insulation for Military Projects at AUSA 2016
Armored vehicles play an essential role in projecting military power and protecting service personnel. Metal plating and weapons systems are what most observers notice, but closer inspection reveals that rubber parts also help support the mission. In this technical article from Elasto Proxy, you’ll learn about the six types of custom-fabricated components that we supply for a military vehicle that’s been an important part of U.S. and Coalition operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading Six Sealing and Insulation Solutions for Armored Vehicles
Defense contractors trust sealing and insulation solutions from Elasto Proxy, a custom-fabricator of low-to-medium volumes of rubber and plastic parts. For over 25 years, our ISO 9001:2008-certified company has been providing custom solutions like these for major military programs:
– Rubber seals for vehicle doors, windows, and hatches
– Military gaskets for generator sets and other equipment
– Vibration mounts for sensitive electronic displays
– EMI connector gaskets that meet M83528 requirements
– Personal protection pads for confined spaces such as tanks
– Thermal and acoustic insulation for engine compartments and cabs
– Specialty seals for engine exhaust and amphibious equipment
– Partitions for engine exhaust and amphibious equipment
This October, Elasto Proxy will join other leading members of the defense supply chain at AUSA 2016, the largest land power exposition in North America. If you’re headed to this important event and serious about solving sealing and insulation challenges, request a meeting with Elasto Proxy. Continue reading How to Seal Your Success at AUSA 2016
Have you ever wondered why the military uses so many acronyms? It’s because soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines need to convey information quickly, accurately, and efficiently. That’s why suppliers to the defense industry are also more likely to hear a term such as “MRAP” than the phrase “mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle”. For defense contractors who want to win new business, mastering these acronyms can be like learning a new language.
Like any specialized discipline, gasket design has its own language, too. For example, many rubber gaskets are made of synthetic elastomers with names such as Buna-N and EPDM. Published specifications such as ASTM D2000 use letters and numbers to “call out” the properties of vulcanized rubber in a highly-structured way. Units of measure such as durometer (hardness) are sometimes unfamiliar, so buyers and designers may need assistance in order to translate the language of rubber into project specifications. That’s just part of how Elasto Proxy can help. Continue reading MRAP to MTAP: Rubber Gaskets for Military Vehicles