Wondering whether or not liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is the right choice for your project? You’re not alone. As LSR has gained in popularity in recent years, an increasing number of OEMs are looking into the possibility of using it for current and upcoming products. Let’s took at some of the five most popular and compelling arguments for making the switch.
Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is increasingly becoming the material of choice for OEMs in a number of different industries. It’s durable, flexible and extremely versatile — in addition to being cost-effective.
Manufacturers today have a wider range of materials to choose from than ever before. At the same time, however, increasingly sophisticated products require that great care be taken to select a material that will offer reliable performance while meeting budget requirements.
The manufacturing of silicone rubber products involves a striking balance between efficiency and quality. To find this balance, different manufacturing processes must be considered and compared to determine which process best suits the unique needs of the product. For many plastic and rubber fabricators, the processes of choice include injection molding and transfer molding, each approaching the solution with a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages.
Silicone elastomers are gaining popularity as a high performing material for use in piping and molds. Here’s a quick overview of some of the major pros and cons associated with the industrial use of silicone elastomers.