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 »

Using ITAR-Certified Rubber Molding in Rugged Conditions

Rubber molding components are versatile enough to use in a variety of places. One environment where they are very useful is in a rugged environment. Whether liquid silicone injection molding is used for rubber keypads, as gaskets or to protect precious electronic equipment, it can withstand conditions that would make most people shudder. Consider the… Read more »

4 Ways of Molding Silicone Rubber

Silicone offers its own set of challenges when molding into a product. There are four ways of molding silicone and each offers unique approaches: •    Extruding Molding •    Transfer Molding •    Compression Molding •    Liquid Silicone Injection Molding All of these processes use heat as a curing technique. The silicone material varies, but all must… Read more »

Medical Silicone Rubber Molding: A Window of Opportunity

Sometimes what a device doesn’t have is just as important as what it does have. One of the most popular reasons people use medical silicone rubber molding from Si-TECH is because it can be precisely fitted for windows, cutouts and odd shapes. In other words, the silicone rubber keypads or gaskets let the medical device… Read more »

Using a One-Piece Design for Liquid Silicone Injection Molding

Depending on the type of device you’re using, you may need seamless construction from your liquid silicone injection molding. When the keypad is small, you may not give it a second thought, since one-piece construction is often assumed. For larger pieces of equipment with intricate curves and shapes, it might be more complicated for some… Read more »

Following Standards on Military Keypad Molding Components

In certain industries, there are universal signs and colors that are used as standards. In the military, signs and keypads use standard universal symbols so that anyone using equipment will be able to quickly and easily find the right button that serves a specific purpose. Personnel can walk into any command center within their branch… Read more »