Designing Color Into Silicone Rubber Products

When designing and implementing a silicone rubber product for manufacture, the color of the component to be produced is important. Silicone rubber lends itself well to coloring during molding and printing. Silicone inks can be made into any color, making it a versatile and reliable product. Silicone inks can be made into pigments to color… Read more »

How Silicone Wraps and Covers Protect Hand-Held Devices

When it comes to hand-held devices, one of the most important features is protection. Silicone rubber applications for keypads and seams protect them from everyday wear and tear, and even rugged conditions. Silicone rubber molding can prevent damage from drops, scuffs and moisture. It won’t tear or bubble, and it prevents cracks in devices subjected… Read more »

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 »