Rubber Molding Key Player in Aeronautics and Space Flight

With the recent flight for the first private docking to the international Space Station, it brings to mind the versatility of liquid silicone injection molding, both on Earth and in space. The unmanned launch by private company SpaceX is the first automated mission with the robotic spaceship Dragon and Falcon 9. According to Elon Musk,… Read more »

Screen Printing On Molded Silicone

There are many steps involved in the process of printing on molded silicone. The first step in the process of printing is to make a screen with the image to be printed. A screen consists of a metal frame that is designed to hold the mesh. A mesh is most commonly made of metal and… Read more »

How Rubber Keypads Affect Industrial Control Panels for Manufacturing

One popular use for liquid silicone injection molding components is on industrial control panels. When manufacturers are putting together items like power equipment, they need to be sure that their industrial control panels will stand up to possible impacts, regular vibrations, extreme temperatures and long runs on the manufacturing line. Manufacturing equipment, automated devices and… Read more »

Using Silicone Inks for Custom Silicone Molding

Silicone ink is a versatile and reliable product effectively used for custom silicone molding. It is stable at room temperature and lasts an extended period of time over traditional inks. The main way it achieves this is by not having a catalyst added until the ink is needed for production. Ink storage and the mixing… Read more »

Liquid Silicone Injection Molding: How It Works

Injection molding of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is a process to produce consistent, durable parts at an efficient rate. There are many mechanical devices involved in the make-up of an LSR injection¬† system. The silicone delivery system includes¬† a two-part silicone base, generally referred to as the “A” component and “B” component. Silicone rubber is… Read more »

The Rise of Liquid Silicone Injection Molding in Vehicles

For many years, automobile makers have been seeking out more durable materials to use inside vehicles that will make features faster and easier to use without driving up costs. One solution is the use of custom silicone molding. More durable and attractive than plastic, it can be fabricated by liquid injection molding companies to comply… Read more »