LIQUID SILICONE RUBBER (LSR)

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About LSR Material

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.

Materials

Quick Overview

ProcessesLead TimeColorTolerancePriceApplications
Injection Molding20-30 DaysWhite & available in all major colors.As low as +/- 0.08mmQty & Precision dependentHigh strength, Good surface finish.
Materials

Design Recommendations

Services NameMax SizeMin SizeMin ThicknessUndercutsRadii Depth
For MoldingMax Part Size: 304mm x 203mm x 100mmMin Hole size : 1 mmMin Wall Thickness: 0.5 mmUndercuts, 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

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Biocompatibility

Durable

Chemical resistance

Temperature resistance

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:

  • The intended use of the part.
  • How the part fits in an assembly.
  • The loads the part will experience in use.
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