How Are ITAR Registered Companies Different?

When planning and deciding on where to produce molded silicone components, there are many options to choose from. With manufacturing growing overseas, it can be a compelling idea at a glance, but there are many factors to consider when producing abroad. Shipping and turnaround times are greatly increased when overseas shipping is involved. It can… Read more »

Military Keypad Manufacturing for Submarines: Silence Speaks Volumes

Submarine technology has changed drastically over the years. With it has changed the layout and the specifications that parts must meet inside and outside of the vessel. Size, structure and capabilities have also changed. The vessels’ designs fluctuate as new technology is implemented into the latest military submarine model classes. As a result, the need… Read more »

Keep Heavy Machinery and Operations Moving With Compatible Silicone Rubber Parts

Heavy machinery relies greatly upon the precision of moving parts. That means things can’t leak, chafe or strike each other without causing harm to the machine – and slowing down productivity. Gaskets, seals and silicone rubber components can make a huge difference in the reliability and functionality of equipment like cranes, earth movers and even… Read more »

Rapid Prototyping Rubber: Creating an Exact Fit

When developing a custom silicone molding component, many factors need to be considered. Prototypes can help simulate the interworking of the device. In the development and testing stages, a prototype helps to ensure proper dimensions for an exact fit. Prototyping can help sell your product while still in the testing stage. When used for sealing,… Read more »

Experimental Aircraft Makes Flying Cars A Reality

Most people don’t think of the flying automobile as a modern vehicle – or even a historical one. Until now, it’s been more of a staple in the movies. That could be changing, however, with the recent flight of the Terrafugia Transition®. This vehicle takes off, achieving full flight before landing on an air strip…. Read more »

Is Silicone Injection Molding Right For Your Product?

In planning production of components or keypads, the material and production method used are important factors to consider. Liquid silicone rubber combined with the method of silicone injection molding proves to be the most effective method of rubber production. Whether it be a short life or long-term product, injection molding is the most cost effective… Read more »

Self-Service Kiosks Heat Up Bagged Ice Sales

As the heat of summer escalates, the number of self-service bagged ice machines and dispensers is growing, especially in the Mid-Atlantic states. One of the reasons for their increased popularity is that they are available around the clock. The use of rubber keypads helps the customer to choose the quantity and activate the dispenser. Using… Read more »