About Us

SKM Aeronautics is a leading boutique manufacturer of customized and precision rubber sealing solutions. Certified to AS9100 aerospace and aviation quality standard, and ISO9001-2015 industrial quality standard, and with over 60 years of experience in the core of the rubber industry, SKM provides reliable and innovative sealing solutions to meet the most demanding of end-user applications, in industries such as aerospace and aviation, military and defense, communication and electro-optics, energy oil and gas, semiconductors, medical devices and automotive, we can safely say – we’ve “rubbered” them all.

With an honest belief that no challenge is too great for rubber, we take your vision and make it a reality. Driven by genuine commitment and dedication, we work closely with our clients to design and produce fully customized rubber parts and solutions that meet their specifications and exact requirements.

Our experienced staff of technicians and engineers provide comprehensive support every step of the way, from rubber formulation to part application. We advise on and take care of specification analysis, material selection, engineering design support, rapid prototyping, tool design and production and serial production, while focusing on time-to-market and uncompromising quality.

In-house we look after every detail, so nothing is left to chance. Our production facilities include compounding and mixing department, a self-testing rubber laboratory, modern quality assurance department equipped with 3-axis opto-digital measuring instruments, advanced lines of vacuum compression presses for compression molding, transfer and injection molding (up to 500T), die-cut and stamping technologies and a modern two-stage Barwell cryogenic de-flashing system. Our entire manufacturing process is barcoded and managed through a rigorous ERP system to ensure that every step is documented for traceability and has been carried out correctly.

Among our satisfied clients: Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD), Israeli Air Force (IAF), Israel Military Industries (IMI), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Elbit Systems, El-Op, Elisra, Cyclone Aviation (for Boeing), BSEL Industries, Motorola, Ashot-Ashkelon Industries, Flextronics and many more.

Our benefits

Our benefits

As a true one-stop-shop, SKM provides its customers with a complete solution for customized molded and bonded rubber and silicone parts.

With over 60 years of experience in the core of the aviation and military rubber industries, we are accustomed to providing comprehensive services of design support and manufacturing. Our experienced team of technicians and engineers are constantly focused on producing high quality and reliable parts at short and effective time-to-market cycles.

Choosing to work with SKM provides our clients with much more than just a production workshop floor. As a leading manufacturer of rubber seals to the IAI for the KFIR and LAVI fighter aircrafts, and to the IMI for precision tank munition components, and with a successful track record of additional two classified projects in the core of the defense industry, both awarded by the state for excellency and novel in design and production, SKM offers diverse capabilities and practical field experience for solving complex problems in the rubber industry.

SKM is an active partner at two European consortiums, SoftSlide and MouldTex, for developing novel friction control technologies and 3DMicro texturing. The outcomes already allows us to predict and predefine friction levels of rubber seals according to customization requirements of our clients. Furthermore, during molding stage we can now implement complex 3D-Micro-textures on every rubber surface, in order to obtain aesthetics purposes but mainly functional purposes such as: 3DMicro velvet structure for increased friction and bonding, 3DMicro pyramided structure for acoustics reduction and absorptions, and more. Both consortiums relay on unique contributions of European academic institutions and research centers together with leading manufactures, each carefully selected as a specialist in his field. The integration of these novel technologies is finally implemented by SKM on molded rubber parts, and the verification is carried out directly with our clients at the most demanding service conditions.

Contact us If you have a complex rubber challenge to solve and let us assist and stretch the rubber boundaries for you.

Analysis Of Your Application

A Study of your part requirements will provide us with recommendations of the most suitable rubber compound
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Laboratory Rubber Tests

The recommended rubber compound is provided with a certificate of analysis presenting the typical rubber specifications according to various industry test methods and standards.
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Engineering Design Support

Recommendations improvements regarding the geometry and the structural design to allow mold-ability and manufacturability of complex parts, including implementation of 3D-micro texturing on the rubber surface when applicable.
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Rapid
Prototypes

Fast-track molding cycle of samples and rapid prototypes is based on soft-mold tooling’s assuring authentic and reliable functional results of molded samples. The process includes quality control and documentation such as certificate of analysis (COA), first article inspections (FAI), certificate of test (COT) and certificate of compliance (COC).
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Serial
Tooling

Design, production and verification of serial tooling for mass-production, based on various technologies and depending on the application, the geometry and the size of the series. Tools are cut to allow long-lasting production cycles with tight tolerances considerations.
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Serial Manufacturing

Cost-effective serial manufacturing based on several production technologies such as vacuum compression molding, transfer compression molding, rubber injection molding, die-cut and stamping all with up to 100% batch inspections assuring the highest quality standards in the rubber industry.
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Assuring quality above all

Our quality system is certified to AS9100 and ISO 9001-2008, assuring quality above all. Our quality system is also certified as STS (Ship to Stock) to most of our demanding clients.

 SKM Aeronautics quality assurance and final inspection departments is involved in all production stages from prototypes and samples through serial production. 

Our quality inspection team implements the strictest AS9100 standard procedures for testing and documenting aeronautics, aviation and military parts and ISO 9001-2008 for testing and documenting civil and industrial parts, thus ensuring traceability of each and every order. Using a variety of advanced optical and mechanical testing and measuring instruments our QA team performs rigorous quality assurance testing ensuring that all parts are carefully tested and documented.
 Our technicians accurately measure every dimension against the original specification as indicated in the part’s drawing ensuring that all the required features are in-line with the strictest industry standards. With each manufactured order we provide a detailed QA Dimensions Report that summarizes the history of the specific part production along with its respective rubber. 
Only tested and approved parts are packed, marked with serviceable tags and delivered ship-to-stock

Environment, Safety & Health Policy

In addition to satisfy our customer’s needs and requests with the best products, quality and service, we are committed to creating an environment- friendly, safe and healthy workplace for our staff and for our sustainable future.

  • Protect our employees, the environment and local communities.
  • Ensure full compliance with legislation, regulations and requirements, to include corporate and customer requirements.
  • Perform activities related to energy savings and environmental protection, to promote efficient using of all resources.
  • Prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, reduce waste and continually progress toward zero waste.
  • Prevent injuries and ESH incidents and continually progress toward zero injuries.
  • Implement education and activity on ESH issues in order to enhance our staff’s understanding of accident awareness, risk control, health management, and emergency response capability.