Silicone Rubber: A Modern Choice in Winter Weather Transportation

As winter weather approaches and takes hold in many parts of the country, our thoughts turn to transportation, aviation, electronics and avionics. From ships to trucks to trains to aircraft, silicone rubber molding enables safe operation of a wide range of vehicles in chilly temperatures and inclement weather. Its ability to separate and protect machinery… 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 »

Using Specification Drawings In Silicone Rubber Keypad Design

Silicone rubber keypad manufacturers make custom components using drawings provided by the product designer. The drawing tells them what size, color, shape and materials are necessary to make the part. Silicone rubber keypad manufacturers can look at the drawings, which are similar to architectural blueprints, to learn all of these details. Following the design specifications… Read more »

Custom Rubber Keypads: Form Versus Function

When you’re creating a new keypad design for your product, there are many things to consider, including the form and function of the keys. For example, you know what the rubber keypads are designed to do, but is it obvious to the user? There are a number of ways to find out whether the person… 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 »