Bumpers and Spacers

Like with most equipment or devices, moving parts can pose the threat of scratching, cracking or simply unwanted sound. Using soft, durable bumpers and spacers can help avoid damage, reduce noise, and keep nearby people and objects safe.

We fully stock materials for bumpers and spacers that’s ready to be custom manufactured to your design specs. Our technicians can fabricate anything from simple, minuscule shapes to large and intricate pieces.

bumpers and spacers from foam and plastics


Our custom fabrication methods are often a cost-effective compared to molded parts.


Shaping capabilities include lamination, die cutting, kiss cutting, waterjet cutting and laser cutting.

Material Choices

We stock materials to meet the compression, dimensional and demanding performance characteristics.

Uses of Bumpers and Spacers

You likely see a type of sound dampening or shock absorbing material every day, from the bottom of your keyboard to the forklift at your home improvement store. Bumpers and spacers can be used in objects of all sizes in nearly any environment:

  • Sportswear
  • Industrial equipment
  • Children’s play areas
  • Automobiles
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Amusement park rides


The compression resistance and type of material will depend on environment and type of activity that the bumper or spacers will encounter. For constant, heavy use, a thicker and more durable material should be used, like a silicone rubber. For lighter, occasional activity, an open cell foam can be ideal.


To properly shape your bumpers or spacers, our material technicians will die cut, kiss cut, waterjet cut, laser cut, or split or slit your material. This gives us the flexibility to cost-effectively provide you with the right size and shape.

We can also laminate or add a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) to one or both sides of your bumper or spacer.

AFP is 100% employee owned

Every call, question or quote request will be answered by an owner.