Gasket Manufacturing – A Comprehensive Solution for Your Gasket Needs
At Walker Products, we have a rich history in the gasket manufacturing industry. It all started with automotive carburetion kit manufacturing, and we remain the largest carb kit manufacturer in North America today. Over the years, we have built upon this foundation and expanded our offerings to include a wide range of gasket materials and coatings to meet diverse needs both within and outside of the automotive industry. Our comprehensive gasket solutions include:
- High Tensile Composite Core Materials
- Non-Asbestos Fiber Based Materials
- Fabric Reinforced Diaphragm Materials
- Vulcanized Fiber
- Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
- Rubber Coated Steels & Aluminum
- High Temperature Materials
- Latex Materials
We take pride in our extensive selection of high-performance gasket materials and coatings, ensuring you get the right solution for your application. Additionally, our custom coatings and encapsulations can be applied in a variety of colors, giving you greater flexibility in designing your gasket needs.
At Walker Products, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop for all your gasket requirements. We offer a wide range of services, including material lamination, material converting, slitting capabilities for roll and sheet goods, metal stamping, plastic and metal injection molding, laser, compound, and steel rule dies. With our complete tooling capabilities, including EDM, we can create custom gaskets to your exact specifications.
We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality gasket products and services. That’s why we have a strict quality control system in place to ensure that our gaskets meet or exceed industry standards. Our ISO 9001/IATF16949 certification is a testament to our commitment to quality.
At Walker Products, we understand that time is of the essence in the manufacturing industry. That’s why we offer quick delivery of our products, allowing you to get the parts you need when you need them. We also offer competitive pricing, making us a cost-effective solution for your gasket needs.
Whether you need gaskets for engines, fuel systems, cooling systems, exhaust systems, driveline, or any other application, we have the expertise and experience to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our gasket products and services.
Our primary focus is on providing high-quality gasket materials and special coatings to our clients. We take pride in offering a wide range of gasket solutions to meet your specific needs.
We provide quality gaskets for Engines, Fuel Systems, Cooling Systems, Exhaust Systems, Driveline, and more. Our premium gasket encapsulations, material lamination specialists, custom gasket materials and coatings, material converters, slitting capabilities, complete tooling capabilities including EDM, metal stamping, plastic, and metal injection molding, laser, compound, steel rule dies, quick delivery, competitive pricing, and ISO 9001/IATF16949 certification are some of the reasons why we are a trusted supplier of gaskets and related products.
We have a wide range of equipment such as presses, slitters, and a Reeves lamination system with nip roller table and 100-ton press, which enables us to produce gaskets with various board thicknesses such as .186, .244, .320, .337, and .404, and we can make several other thicknesses utilizing the boards mentioned first. Our most popular materials include fiber paper, fiber board, cold-rolled steel, Viton, copper, brass, aluminum, rubber-coated aluminum, nylon, plastic, stainless steel, silicone-coated nylon, sponge, felt, and nitrile nylon.
We have a full encapsulation system that can coat parts either clear, blue, or black with a release coating. We can make specialized parts by making dies to order, and we stamp a wide variety of products including Gaskets for automotive and marine, Diaphragms, Washers, plugs, stems, spacers, filters. Additionally, we can repurpose, or skin, multiple various materials to create two or three layers of material using the main material in the middle and the outside material as a “skin”.
At Walker Products, we are committed to providing high-quality gaskets, competitive pricing, and quick delivery to our clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver custom solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients. Contact us today to learn more about our gasket manufacturing capabilities and how we can help you with your gasket needs.
Here is a list of the equipment available at Walker Products:
Preco presses are a type of hydraulic press that are known for their precision and versatility in manufacturing. At Walker Products, we use Preco presses for a variety of applications, including gasket manufacturing.
Our Preco presses come in diverse sizes and-tonnages, 20-ton, 40-ton, and -100-ton, and are equipped with advanced features such as computer numerical control (CNC) and electric discharge machining (EDM) capabilities. This allows us to produce gaskets and other parts with high accuracy and consistency, while also enabling us to create complex shapes and contours.
One of the benefits of using Preco presses is their speed and efficiency. These presses are designed to perform a wide range of operations quickly and efficiently, reducing production times and increasing output. They are also highly customizable, with options for automation and integration with other production processes.
Whether you need high-volume production or low-volume prototypes, our Preco presses can meet your needs. With our expert team and state-of-the-art equipment, we can design and manufacture custom gaskets to your exact specifications. Contact us today to learn more about our Preco press capabilities and how we can help with your gasket manufacturing needs.
Benchmaster 10-ton presses are another type of press used in gasket manufacturing. These presses are known for their versatility, reliability, and precision. At Walker Products, we use Benchmaster 10-ton presses to create high-quality gaskets that meet our customers’ specific needs. With their compact size, these presses are ideal for small-scale production and are capable of producing precise cuts and shapes for a wide range of gasket materials. Whether you need gaskets for automotive, industrial, or aftermarket applications, our Benchmaster 10-ton presses are up to the task. Our experienced team of professionals can help you choose the right materials and specifications for your gasket needs, ensuring that you get a high-quality product that meets your exact requirements.
At Walker Products, we take pride in our state-of-the-art equipment, which includes Roussell 15-ton presses for gasket manufacturing. These presses are known for their precision and efficiency in producing high-quality gaskets for various industries. With our Roussell 15-ton presses, we can create custom gaskets to meet your unique specifications and requirements.
Our experienced team of technicians and engineers are skilled in operating the Roussell 15-ton presses, ensuring that each gasket produced meets our strict quality standards. We use only the highest quality materials, including High Tensile Composite Core Materials, Non-Asbestos Fiber Based Materials, Fabric Reinforced Diaphragm Materials, Buna-N, Viton, Cork, Vulcanized Fiber, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, Rubber Coated Steels & Aluminum, High Temperature Materials, Brass, Copper and Steel, to ensure the durability and reliability of each gasket.
Whether you need gaskets for engines, fuel systems, cooling systems, exhaust systems, drivelines, or any other application, our Roussell 15-ton presses are up to the task. With our slitting capabilities for both roll and sheet goods, complete tooling capabilities including EDM, and metal stamping capabilities, we can create custom gaskets to fit your specific needs.
Walker Products takes pride in having a Bliss 22-ton press for gasket manufacturing. The Bliss press is a high-quality industrial press that provides consistent and precise pressure to create durable gaskets. With its advanced features and capabilities, we can produce gaskets of various sizes and shapes with high accuracy and efficiency. Whether you need gaskets for automotive, industrial, or other applications, our Bliss 22-ton press can deliver the quality and reliability you need.
The Johnson 60-ton press is an essential tool in our gasket manufacturing process. This press has the capability to apply up to 60-tons of pressure, making it ideal for creating gaskets that require a higher level of precision and durability. The Johnson 60-ton press is just one of the many state-of-the-art tools that we use at Walker Products to ensure that we produce high-quality gaskets that meet the needs of our customers. With our advanced press technology, we can create gaskets for a wide range of applications, from engines and fuel systems to cooling systems and drivelines.
Niagara 60-ton press is a reliable and versatile hydraulic press used for various applications, including gasket manufacturing. At Walker Products, we have a Niagara 60-ton press that is capable of producing high-quality and precise gaskets for our clients.
The Niagara 60-ton press features a rugged steel frame and a powerful hydraulic system that provides consistent and reliable performance. Its large bed size and tongue capacity make it suitable for producing gaskets of various sizes and shapes, making it a valuable addition to our production facility.
Our experienced team of gasket manufacturing experts utilizes the Niagara 60-ton press to create high-quality gaskets that meet our clients’ specific needs. With its precise control and repeatability, we can ensure consistent quality and accuracy in every gasket we produce. Whether you need gaskets for automotive, industrial, or aftermarket applications, our Niagara 60-ton press can help us deliver the comprehensive gasket solutions you require.
Walker Products offers a Cameron gasket slitter, which is a precision machine that allows us to accurately cut gaskets to any size and shape required. Our Cameron gasket slitter can cut a wide range of materials, including rubber, cork, graphite, and more, making it a versatile tool for gasket manufacturing. With our expertise in gasket materials and precision cutting, we can produce high-quality gaskets that meet your specific needs. Whether you need a standard size or a custom shape, our Cameron gasket slitter ensures accurate and efficient production of your gaskets.
Reeves lamination is a process used in manufacturing to bond together multiple layers of materials into a single, high-strength composite. The resulting material is typically stronger and more durable than the individual layers alone. Walker Products offers Reeves lamination as part of our comprehensive gasket manufacturing services. Our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced technicians ensure that your laminated materials meet the highest standards of quality and performance. We can laminate a wide range of materials, including rubber, cork, fiber, and more, to meet your specific needs. Whether you need a simple two-layer lamination or a complex, multi-layered composite, Walker Products has the expertise and equipment to get the job done right.
At Walker Products, we offer a custom gasket encapsulation process that provides exceptional protection and durability to your gaskets. Our full encapsulation system allows us to coat parts in clear, blue, or black colors using a release coating. This specialized coating enhances the performance of your gaskets by reducing friction, preventing sticking, and increasing their resistance to wear and tear. Our skilled technicians use advanced techniques to ensure precise and uniform coverage of the coating, resulting in a reliable and long-lasting product.
At Walker Products, we are committed to providing comprehensive solutions for all your gasket needs. Our custom encapsulation process is just one of the many services we offer to help you get the most out of your gaskets.
ASSEMBLY PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES
At Walker Products, we take pride in our assembly production capabilities and use a variety of high-quality equipment to ensure the precision and accuracy of every assembly we produce. Our presses and drills include Denison Hydraulic Presses, 410v Benchmaster Presses, 410v Dennison Multi Presses, Arbor Presses, and Air Presses, as well as vertical drilling stations for efficient and accurate drilling. We understand that every production need is unique, and we offer flexible solutions tailored to meet those specific requirements. Whether you need a large-scale production run or a smaller custom order, our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality workmanship and unparalleled customer service.
In addition to our state-of-the-art presses and drills, we also have the latest bagging equipment to ensure efficient and high-quality assembly production. Our equipment includes Excel Hand Baggers with attached Auto Labelers, Batchmaster Series Baggers with Attached Labelers, and several Brackers, which are all designed to handle products of all sizes. Our bagging equipment is seamlessly integrated into our assembly line to ensure that the finished product is accurately and efficiently bagged and labeled. With our advanced bagging equipment, we can provide our customers with fast and reliable assembly production services that meet their specific needs.
At Walker Products, we take quality control seriously, and that’s why we have a comprehensive leak detection process in place. Our leak detection equipment includes the Pneumatic Leak Testing Station, Power Valve Leak Testing Stations, and Turn Table Power Valve Production Stations. These advanced systems are designed to detect and locate leaks quickly and accurately, allowing us to identify and correct any issues in the assembly process. With our commitment to quality and accuracy, you can be confident that all products that leave our facility meet the highest standards of performance and reliability.
We utilize a variety of high-quality presses and drills to ensure precision and accuracy in every assembly we produce. Our equipment includes Denison Hydraulic Presses, 410v Benchmaster Presses, 410v Dennison Multi Presses, Arbor Presses, and Air Presses. Additionally, we have vertical Drilling Stations to ensure efficient and accurate drilling in your assembly.
At Walker Products, we understand the importance of meeting your unique production needs. That’s why we offer flexible solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you need a large-scale production run or a smaller custom order, we can help you get the job done on time and on budget.
When you choose Walker Products for your assembly production needs, you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality workmanship and unparalleled customer service. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities and how we can help take your assembly production to the next level.
At Walker Products, we take pride in our assembly production capabilities, which are equipped with the latest bagging equipment to ensure the highest level of efficiency and quality. Our bagging equipment includes Excel Hand Baggers with attached Auto Labelers, Batchmaster Series Baggers with Attached Labelers, and several Brackers. This equipment is designed to handle all types of products, from small to large, and can be easily integrated into our assembly line to ensure that the finished product is bagged and labeled accurately and efficiently. With our state-of-the-art bagging equipment, we are able to provide our customers with fast and reliable assembly production services that meet their specific needs.
Walker Products has a comprehensive leak detection process to ensure that all assemblies meet the required standards. Our assembly production capabilities include the use of advanced leak detection equipment such as the Pneumatic Leak Testing Stations, Power Valve Leak Testing Stations, and Turn Table Power Valve Production Stations. This equipment is designed to detect and locate leaks quickly and accurately, enabling us to identify and correct any issues in the assembly process. With our commitment to quality and accuracy, you can be assured that all products that leave our facility meet the highest standards of performance and reliability.
Walker Products uses innovative technology and equipment to ensure that their manufacturing processes are precise and efficient. Their impressive array of machinery includes the state-of-the-art Makino U3 wire machine, Fadal CNC mill, Sharp CNC mill, vertical mills, Hardinge HLV-H tool makers lathes, Jet GBH-1340 lathe, Gallmeyer & Livingston grinder, and Chevalier surface grinders. This equipment is mostly used as support equipment for creating, building, and repairing gasket dies and other internally used manufacturing equipment. Additionally, they utilize a durastill water treatment machine to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and purity for their equipment and products. The highly skilled team of professionals at Walker Products utilizes Mastercam programming to ensure that their machining is accurate and efficient, and they can handle a wide range of workpiece sizes and shapes, whether it’s a small or large-scale production run.
At Walker Products, we are committed to utilizing the latest technology and equipment to ensure the highest level of precision and efficiency in our manufacturing processes. That’s why we have invested in the state-of-the-art Makino U3 wire EDM (electrical discharge machine) with a chiller, 4-inch submersible, and the ability to achieve a maximum taper of 15 degrees with .010 brass wire. Our team is skilled in Mastercam wire programming to ensure the most accurate and efficient machining possible.
In addition, we use a durastill water treatment machine for pure distilled water plant wide, ensuring that our equipment and products meet the highest standards of cleanliness and purity. Our commitment to using the latest technology and equipment, combined with our skilled team of professionals, allows us to provide our customers with the highest quality precision machining services.
Walker Products offers high-quality CNC milling services with our Fadal CNC mill, which features a 20 X 40-inch capacity and Kurt vises for precision and accuracy. We use advanced Mastercam mill programming to ensure efficient and precise machining of your parts. Our Cat 40 holders allow for easy and secure tooling changes, reducing setup time and increasing overall productivity.
We are equipped with a state-of-the-art Sharp CNC mill with manual operation capabilities to ensure precision and accuracy in every project. Our Sharp CNC mill boasts a 16 x 30-inch capacity with a horizontal attachment and Cat 40 holders, allowing us to handle a wide variety of projects with ease. With our in house mill programming, we are able to produce complex designs and shapes with high accuracy and efficiency. Additionally, our team of experienced technicians can seamlessly switch between manual and CNC operation to provide the flexibility and precision required for even the most challenging projects.
At our facility, we have a variety of high-quality vertical mills to ensure precision and accuracy in every project we undertake. Our on-site mills include an Alliant vertical mill with a 3 hp motor, digital readout, power feed, Kurt vise, and a 9 X 49 table. We also have four Bridgeport vertical mills with varying horsepower, all equipped with digital readouts, power feeds, Kurt vises, and 9 X 42 tables. Our team of skilled professionals is highly experienced in operating these machines to meet the unique production needs of our customers. Whether you need a small or large-scale production run, we have the equipment and expertise to get the job done efficiently and accurately.
The Hardinge HLV-H Tool Makers Lathes are a versatile and reliable solution for precision turning and threading needs. With both 3 and 4 jaw chucks and quick-change tool holders, these lathes can handle a variety of workpiece sizes and shapes. Additionally, the availability of all 5C collets ensures precise and consistent work holding for your projects.
At Walker Products, we are proud to have the Hardinge HLV-H Tool Makers Lathes as part of our on-site equipment. Our experienced technicians are skilled at utilizing this equipment to deliver high-quality results for your turning and threading needs.
The Jet GBH-1340 lathe is a versatile machine with exceptional capabilities for precision machining. It features 3 and 4 jaw chucks with a 5C collet attachment, as well as a steady rest and quick-change tool holder, allowing for efficient and accurate turning operations. With a 13-inch swing over bed and 40-inch distance between centers, this lathe can handle a wide range of workpiece sizes and shapes.
The Gallmeyer & Livingston 12 X 24 hydraulic surface grinder is a versatile and reliable piece of equipment that we have on site. With coolant and power X, Y, and Z axis, we are able to achieve precise and accurate results every time. Our highly skilled operators are trained to use this equipment efficiently and effectively to produce high-quality parts with a smooth and flat surface finish. Whether you need a single part or a large production run, our surface grinder is capable of handling a variety of materials and tolerances to meet your specific requirements.
Chevalier is a renowned brand when it comes to precision surface grinding machines. At our facility, we have a Chevalier manual surface grinder that features a 6 X 12 chuck, which is perfect for grinding small to medium-sized workpieces with high precision and accuracy.
Equipped with a reliable coolant system, this machine ensures optimal performance and minimal wear on the grinding wheel. Whether you need to grind flat or contoured surfaces, this surface grinder can handle a wide range of materials, from hardened steels to soft alloys.
We also have a Chevalier manual surface grinder with a dry grinding capability and a larger 6 X 18 chuck. This machine is perfect for grinding larger workpieces and provides a high level of precision and accuracy. Its dry grinding capability makes it ideal for grinding materials that may be sensitive to coolant, such as certain types of plastics or composites.
With both of these Chevalier surface grinders on site, we are able to provide our customers with precise and efficient surface grinding services for a wide range of applications. Boyer-Schultz manual hand surface grinder with a 6 X 12 chuck.
At our facility, we have two high-quality drill presses to meet your drilling needs.
The first is a 12-inch TWS radial arm drill press, which is perfect for drilling holes in large and heavy workpieces. With its radial arm design, this drill press can easily be positioned to drill holes at any angle and in any location on the workpiece.
The second is a Clausing drill press with a 6 ½ inch depth capacity. This drill press is ideal for drilling smaller holes and for precision drilling. Its compact design and high accuracy make it perfect for drilling holes in tight spaces or for creating intricate patterns and designs.
At our facility, we have a Grob vertical band saw that is perfect for cutting a wide range of materials with precision and accuracy. This band saw features a 15 ½ inch wide cut capacity, allowing us to handle larger workpieces with ease. With its durable construction and reliable performance, this saw is an essential tool for our manufacturing process. Whether you need to cut metal, plastic, or wood, our Grob vertical band saw is up to the task.
Marvel horizontal power hack saws are designed for fast and efficient cutting of a wide range of materials. At our facility, we have a Marvel horizontal power hack saw with a 6-inch-wide capacity that allows us to quickly and accurately cut through a variety of materials, including steel, aluminum, and more.
Equipped with a powerful motor, this saw can easily handle heavy-duty cutting jobs and deliver clean and precise cuts every time. With its sturdy construction and user-friendly design, it provides maximum stability and control during the cutting process, ensuring optimal performance and minimal waste.
At our facility, we use the Marvel horizontal power hack saw for a variety of cutting applications, including manufacturing components for various industries, repairing machinery, and more.
The Deltronic optical comparator is a highly accurate measuring instrument that uses optics to project an image of a part onto a screen. It features a 5 X 15-inch table for holding the part being measured and provides magnification up to 50 times the actual size of the part. This enables precise measurements of critical dimensions such as diameters, angles, radius, and profiles. The comparator is ideal for quality control applications where accuracy and repeatability are essential.
The Sunnen honing machine is a versatile machine tool that can produce accurate and consistent surface finishes on a variety of cylindrical workpieces. With the included mandrels, this machine can hone bores up to 1 inch in diameter, making it suitable for a wide range of applications in the machining industry.
Sunnen honing machines use a unique honing process that involves the use of an abrasive stone that is rotated and reciprocated within the workpiece. This process can achieve high levels of precision and surface finish quality, making it ideal for applications that require tight tolerances and fine surface finishes.
Overall, the Sunnen honing machine is a valuable tool in any machining facility, offering reliable and precise performance for a variety of honing applications.
The Spiro-therm double heat treat oven is a high-temperature furnace used for heat treating various types of metals. The furnace has a capacity of 2200 degrees, making it capable of heat treating metals that require high-temperature treatment, such as tool steels and stainless steels.
In addition, the furnace has a 1200-degree capacity temper oven, which is used to temper the heat-treated parts to reduce the internal stress and improve their mechanical properties. The Spiro-therm double heat treat oven is an essential piece of equipment in any metalworking facility that requires heat treatment and tempering services.
A Rockwell hardness tester is a device used to determine the hardness of materials by measuring the depth of penetration of an indenter under a large load compared to the penetration made by a preload. The Rockwell hardness scale measures the hardness of metallic materials on two scales: B and C. The B scale is used for softer materials, while the C scale is used for harder materials. A Rockwell hardness tester with B and C scale testing ability can accurately determine the hardness of a wide range of metallic materials, including steel, alloys, and other metals.
Walker utilizes a zero sand blast cabinet equipped with HT-10 fine glass bead media to achieve a smooth and clean surface finish on a variety of materials. This process is highly effective in removing rust, paint, and other surface contaminants, without causing damage or deformation to the underlying material. The HT-10 media is carefully chosen for its ability to provide an even and consistent finish while avoiding excessive abrasion, which could lead to warping or other defects. With this equipment, Walker is able to achieve a superior level of surface preparation for a wide range of applications.
The Rocklinizer welding machine is a versatile and innovative tool used for metal surface treatment and modification. It utilizes a unique spark deposition process to apply a hard, wear-resistant coating to metallic surfaces, thereby improving their performance and longevity. The Rocklinizer can be used on a variety of materials, including steel, stainless steel, carbide, and even plastics. It is particularly useful for applications where traditional welding methods are not feasible or effective, such as in repairing small cracks, restoring worn parts, or adding a wear-resistant layer to high-wear components. The Rocklinizer can also be used for marking, labeling, and engraving metal surfaces with precision and clarity. Overall, the Rocklinizer is a powerful and reliable tool that can help enhance the durability, efficiency, and performance of metal components in a variety of industries.
A Dake arbor press with a 10-inch stroke is a powerful tool used for pressing, punching, and bending operations. The press is designed with a sturdy frame and a large, flat base to provide stability during use. The 10-inch stroke allows for precise and accurate force application, and the press can be used with a variety of different tooling options to accommodate a wide range of applications. With its durable construction and versatile capabilities, the Dake arbor press is a valuable addition to any machining or fabrication workshop.
A 20-ton hydraulic arbor press with a 6-inch stroke is a powerful tool for pressing operations that require high force. The hydraulic system allows for precise and consistent pressure, making it ideal for pressing heavy-duty workpieces. The 6-inch stroke length provides ample space for a variety of pressing applications. The press can be used for tasks such as punching, bending, pressing, and straightening. With its high capacity and precision, this hydraulic arbor press is an essential tool for any workshop or manufacturing facility.
The Troyke 12-inch manual rotary table is a precision work holding device that is used to rotate workpieces precisely around a horizontal axis. The table has a diameter of 12 inches, and it is manually operated, which means that the operator can control the rotation speed and direction. It is a versatile tool that can be used in a variety of applications, such as milling, drilling, and grinding. With its accuracy and precision, the Troyke 12-inch manual rotary table is a valuable addition to any machine shop.
At Walker Products, we utilize a high-quality granite surface plate measuring 6 inches in thickness, 30 inches in width, and 48 inches in length. This surface plate provides a stable and flat surface for accurate measurements during manufacturing and maintenance operations.
In addition, we use two Mitutoyo 12-inch height gauges to measure the height and thickness of various components with precision and accuracy. These gauges are essential tools for ensuring that our products meet the exact specifications required by our customers.
At Walker Products, we use a Magna sine plate with a 5-inch by 10-inch surface area for manufacturing and maintenance tasks. This tool provides accurate and reliable measurements for angle setting, sine bar calibration, and inspection of workpieces. With its compact size and high precision, the Magna sine plate is a valuable addition to our equipment lineup, helping us maintain the highest quality standards in our operations.