Liquid Silicone Rubber has excellent thermal, electrical, and chemical resistance properties, although it can be attacked by certain solvents such as gasoline or mineral spirits, which is why it can be used in high-temperature automotive applications but not for fuel lines. And it has low compression set—low permanent deformation when a force is applied and removed—making it ideal for elastomers. This allows for faster and most cost-effective tooling when compared to traditional steel moulds.
Since LSR is a thermosetting polymer, its moulded state is permanent—once it is set, it can’t be melted again like a thermoplastic. When the run is complete, parts (or the initial sample run) are boxed and shipped shortly thereafter.
|Injection Molding||20-30 Days||White & available in all major colors.||As low as +/- 0.08mm||Qty & Precision dependent||High strength, Good surface finish.|
|Services Name||Max Size||Min Size||Min Thickness||Undercuts||Radii Depth|
|For Molding||Max Part Size: 304mm x 203mm x 100mm||Min Hole size : 1 mm||Min Wall Thickness: 0.5 mm||Undercuts, such as those shown, can complicate and, in some cases, prevent part ejection, so eliminate them if possible.||Minimum draft angle of 0.5°, or up to 5°, for faces with medium textures|
Yes, Liquid Silicone Rubber possesses a natural transparency, this attribute makes it possible to produce, colorful, custom, molded products.
Liquid Silicone Rubber has excellent insulating properties, which offer an appealing option for a host of electrical applications. Compared to conventional insulating material, silicone can perform in far higher and lower temperatures.
The injection molding of liquid silicone rubber involves a complex task that consists of numerous functional and structural factors the designer must address, including:
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