Methods of Injecting Silicone Rubber

There are various methods of injecting silicone rubber into a mold, some good and some bad. Two very important things to consider when designing an injection mold are the runner system & gating. Depending on the number of cavities you decide to run within your silicone mold, a balance of flow may be needed. Knowing… Read more »

Benefits of Backlighting

When Apple computers released the first Macbook with a backlit keyboard, consumers went wild. Such a simple design perk had a remarkable effect on the sale of Macbooks and how they were used. Needless to say, the backlighting was a crucial feature for anyone who wanted to use a computer in the dark and today… Read more »

Recommended Storage Conditions

Often customers ask the question, “What is the shelf-life of your molded silicone keypads & components”, and the answer isn’t always as straight forward as you’d think. There are some important factors that the manufacturer of the device that uses the silicone rubber needs to consider, as well as some guidelines in place for proper… Read more »

Methods of Molding

When determining your silicone rubber provider, it is important to consider what method of molding you would like your silicone product to have. There are a few different method of molding silicone rubber components, each having their own advantages, and disadvantages. These methods are: Extruding Molding Transfer Molding Compression Molding Liquid Injection Molding Extrusion molding… Read more »

Holiday Gifts that Include Silicone Rubber Products

The Holidays are here again and that means food, family, and of course, gifts. This time of year is always full of holiday spirit, but some of that cheer may not be possible without the use of silicone. Even though it’s not all about presents, these gifts wouldn’t be possible without the use of silicone… Read more »

Utilizing Undercuts in Your Design

Liquid silicone rubber molding offers great advantages over traditional plastic molding. And one of the greatest advantages is the use of undercuts. Utilizing undercuts correctly in your silicone rubber product design can significantly improve the overall quality of your final product. When used properly, undercuts can add design features to your rubber product that would… Read more »

Silicone Rubber in the Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing by definition is, “to make something on a large scale using machinery.”  Since the industrial revolution in the 18th century, manufacturing has become a very large part of the economy. Throughout this time period, many new methods of productions were created in order meet the economic demands of an expanding nation.  Additionally, new inventions… Read more »