Designing Color Into Silicone Rubber Products

When designing and implementing a silicone rubber product for manufacture, the color of the component to be produced is important. Silicone rubber lends itself well to coloring during molding and printing. Silicone inks can be made into any color, making it a versatile and reliable product. Silicone inks can be made into pigments to color… Read more »

How Silicone Wraps and Covers Protect Hand-Held Devices

When it comes to hand-held devices, one of the most important features is protection. Silicone rubber applications for keypads and seams protect them from everyday wear and tear, and even rugged conditions. Silicone rubber molding can prevent damage from drops, scuffs and moisture. It won’t tear or bubble, and it prevents cracks in devices subjected… Read more »

Silicone Properties and Mold Design

Silicone rubber is used in a variety of industries; including medical, military, marine, construction and aerospace. Because of its inherent properties, it out performs inferior polymers, even under harsh and demanding conditions. Liquid silicone rubber designed for injection molding is the ideal way to produce the highest quality components available. Material Selection When deciding on… Read more »

Choosing Colors for Medical Keypad Molding

Choosing colors for medical silicone rubber keypads plays an important role in product design. You can alter the colors of the product to coordinate and contrast according to function and environment. By using liquid silicone rubber for medical keypad molding, color can be incorporated into the materials. It can be matched through the Pantone system… Read more »

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 »