The defense industry often requires specification grade material for their products. Mil-spec grade materials are tough and function well in certain industry applications. Certifying a material to Mil-spec means the product maintains certain characteristics to meet physical strength, resistance to temperature, flammability and other environmental requirements. Using rubber materials that can withstand various types of environmental extremes is crucial when manufacturing products used in military and defense applications.
According to the Department of Defense, standardization documents are developed and used for products, materials, and processes that have multiple applications to promote commonality among military and defense departments, and between the United States and its allies, to maintain standardization. the Military Departments and the Defense Agencies and between the United States and its allies, and to limit the variety of items in the military supply system.
The Acquisition Streamlining and Standardization Information System (ASSIST) database identifies approved defense and federal standardization documents, adopted non-government standards (NGS), and International Standardization Agreements (ISAs). The main goal of these documents and specifications is to help multinational military forces operate effectively together to successfully accomplish missions and address shifting security requirements.
TYPES OF STANDARDIZATION DOCUMENTS
- Defense specifications, standards, and handbooks developed in accordance with the consensus procedures.
- Commercial item descriptions (CIDs) and federal specifications and standards developed in accordance with the consensus procedures of the Federal Standardization Manual.
- NGS developed under the consensus procedures of private sector standards organizations.
- Materiel ISAs developed within NATO and other multinational security bodies and ratified by the United States.
Some of the most common Mil-spec rubber parts are listed below, please contact your support team if you have a product that needs to meet a certain defense specification. We would be happy to assist.
|AMS 7276G||Rings, Seals, Fluorocarbon Rubber High-Temperature Fluid Resistant|
|AMS-3216F||Flourocarbon (FKM) Rubber, High-Termperature, Fluid Resistant, Low Compression Set|
|AMS-7276G||Rings, Sealing, Fluorocarbon Rubber, High-Temperature, Fluid Resistant, Low Compression Set|
|ASTM D2000-03A||Rubber Products in Automotive Applications|
|ASTM-D1056-07||Flexible Cellular Materials - Sponge or Expanded Rubber 1,2|
|ASTM-D-6576||Flexible Cellular Rubber Chemically Blown|
|MIL-G-1149C||Gasket Materials, Synthetic Rubber, 50 and 65 Durometer Hardness|
|MIL-G-21610C||Gaskets, Heat Exchanger|
|MIL-PRF-1149D||Synthetic Rubber 50/65D|
|MIL-PRF-900F||Rubber Gasket Material, 45 Durometer Hardness|
|MIL-R-15624E||Rubber Gasket, 50 Duro Max|
|MIL-R-2765D||Rubber Sheet Strip|
|MIL-R-3065E||Rubber Fabricated Products|
|MIL-R-6130C||Rubber, Cellular, Chemically Blown|
|MIL-R-6855/1||Rubber, Synthetic Sheets|
|MIL-R-6855/5||Rubber Synthetic Sheets, Channel Extruded|
|MIL-R-6855E||Rubber Synthetic Sheets, Strips, Molded and Extruded|
|MIL-R-7362D||Rubber, Synthetic, Solid, Sheet, Strip and Fabricated Parts, Synthetic Oil Resistant|
|MIL-R-83248-1||Rubber, Fluorocarbon Elastometers, High-Performance Fluid and Compression Set Resistance|
|MIL-R-83248-2||Rubber, Fluorocarbon Elastomers, High-Performance Fluid and Compression Set Resistant|
|MIL-83285||Rubber, Ethylene-Propylene, General Purpose|
|ZZ-R-765E||Silicone Rubber (A-A-59588)|