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Whether for internal combustion vehicles or electric vehicles (EVs), Wabash presses perform a range of functions — from friction disc bonding for transmissions to molding composite parts to replace metals and remove vehicle weight. Thermoplastic composites are increasingly in demand for molding components like carbon fiber wheels, and underbody panels. Wabash presses excel at everything from EV battery cells to brake pads, felting foam for filters — and even custom motorcycle drive belts.

Whether for the race track or the street, Wabash presses have been trusted by top-tier vehicle and tire makers — and even NASCAR — to test and produce high-performance parts that must excel under the most punishing conditions. In fact, when it comes to rubber and plastics testing by the world’s leading tire brands, Wabash presses are the world leader in that sector.

Vehicle applications performed by Wabash presses include:

  • Molding composite parts to replace metals
  • Molding color polymer for brake lights and signal lights
  • Rubber-to-metal bonding for O-ring seals (transmissions, engines)
  • Foam applications
  • Teflon seal manufacturing (PTFE seals)
  • Curing rubber for ASTM tests


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