Silicone Rubber Molding Technology Soars to New Heights

There are several ways that silicone rubber molding can be used to increase pilot safety and plane efficiency in the military. Its durability and flexibility make it ideal for use in gaskets, keypads, helmets and other items within the cockpit. While some materials are affected by gravity, extreme temperatures and high altitude, military silicone rubber… Read more »

How ITAR Registration Affects Rubber Molding Components

Silicone rubber manufacturing has become a global industry, with many options to manufacture components overseas as well as domestically. When deciding on the best production option for silicone components, especially when military articles are involved, a domestic supplier with an International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) registration is the best and only legal option. A… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Printed Silicone Keypads for Ergonomic Designs

With the increased use of electronic devices and computerized keyboards, carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming a more common ailment among workers across many different industries and job descriptions. There are many new designs in technology that are conscious of this medical problem. One example is the ergonomic keyboard. It is specially shaped to promote hand… Read more »

Going to the Extreme With Military Silicone Rubber Molding

One of the issues that you may face as a designer or creator of military equipment is the environment where the devices are actually used. These are not your average machines working in a sterile atmosphere with climate-controlled air conditioning in a quiet office. These are devices brought into hot zones with extreme temperatures. Sand… Read more »

We Specialize In ITAR Compliant Components

With the growth of global trade comes the responsibility of merchants, distributors and manufacturers to make sure that they are in compliance with the US government’s International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations every step of the way in the supply chain, while still providing a usable and technically sound product. At Si-Tech, we take ITAR… Read more »