Rapid Prototyping Rubber: Creating an Exact Fit

When developing a custom silicone molding component, many factors need to be considered. Prototypes can help simulate the interworking of the device. In the development and testing stages, a prototype helps to ensure proper dimensions for an exact fit. Prototyping can help sell your product while still in the testing stage. When used for sealing,… Read more »

Experimental Aircraft Makes Flying Cars A Reality

Most people don’t think of the flying automobile as a modern vehicle – or even a historical one. Until now, it’s been more of a staple in the movies. That could be changing, however, with the recent flight of the Terrafugia Transition®. This vehicle takes off, achieving full flight before landing on an air strip…. Read more »

Quality Control Programs: A Closer Look

When manufacturing custom silicone rubber, quality is the most important aspect to consider and control throughout production. Silicone rubber can achieve extremely tight tolerances and irregular shapes, leading to complicated setups and processes. With the proper technology, equipment and highly trained staff, quality products can be produced accurately and efficiently. Technology Silicone rubber injection molding… Read more »

Pressure Monitoring and Control in Making Silicone Rubber Products

Liquid injection molding is a process used to produce high quality, pliable and durable parts in high volumes. The key ingredient is liquid silicone rubber, which is a high purity platinum cured silicone. The benefits of injection molding include low viscosity nature, which is conducive to producing tight tolerances; closed process, to avoid contamination; and… Read more »

Screen Making for Printed Silicone Rubber Molding- Part I

Custom screen printing on silicone rubber molding can make your product stand out and be fully customizable. When printing on silicone with silicone ink, the molecular bond created is extremely durable and extremely resistant to wear and abrasion. There are many factors to consider, and one of the most preliminary decisions to make is in… Read more »