Seal & Design Inc. Designs & Distributes Custom Gaskets, O-rings

Seal & Design Inc. ( distributes O-rings, gaskets, molded products and seals, but the Clarence, New York, firm prides itself on designing and manufacturing seals to a customer’s tolerance and requirements. Dean T. Penman, who founded the company in 1989, wanted to exceed customer expectations with hard work and high quality.

The company’s three divisions are ISO or IATF quality certified. Seal & Design in Clarence is IATF 16949: 2016 certified, at 91,000 square feet. This is an ISO certification designed to monitor and confirm a quality management system that prevents defects, reduces part variation and reduces waste in the automotive supply chain and production.

Seal & Design Canada is ISO 9001-2015 certified at 16,000 square feet, and the Higbee Division is ISO 9001:2015 certified with 60,000 square feet. The firm supplies gaskets made from the best material manufacturers, including Garlock, Durlon, Leader, Thermoseal/Klinger, 3M, Armacell, BISCO and others. It carries an inventory of millions of O-rings in the standard aS568A, Japanese, and European standard sizes, made from more than 100 possible compounds, the website said.

Seal & Design supplies the automotive, medical, aerospace, military, electronics, power generation, hydraulics and other commercial industries.

“If you have any questions about an application or need help with designing a gasket or custom sealing solution, we have engineers that can help in all phases of planning, designing, and manufacturing custom designed solutions,” the company website said. “We offer 2D and 3D rapid prototyping to create test parts for customer’s applications during the design stage. Whether you need assistance from scratch or making final adjustments, we’re ready to assist in any way possible.”

Its manufacturing processes include die cut gaskets and custom tooling design. It offers PSA lamination, high volume with programmable nesting to maximize material yields. It offers kiss cut gaskets, rapid prototyping on a state of the art pneumatic knife and waterjet machines, as well as material bun or roll splitting.

It can then package the gaskets, rings or seals in a wide range of details or formats, including 1D or 2D barcodes or as individually bagged parts with custom, thermal printed labels. It can bulk package in reusable containers or customer containers, it can package in resale packaging or labeling. It offers kitting and assembly. It can package parts to any customer specifications. In addition to its packaging capabilities, Seal & Design can manage a customer’s inventory with on-site delivery to a customer’s shelves. “Certain, select, high volume customers can be integrated into our custom designed online ordering system to facilitate quick replenishment of stock,” the website said.

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