Prototyping is a critical step in product development that allows companies to perfect their design before bringing products to market. Although testing prototypes can take some time, new prototyping technologies are faster and offer better results in bringing products to market.
SIMTEC’s highly productive LSR technology coupled with LSR’s material properties are a perfect fit for the challenges of the automotive industry.
SIMTEC Silicone Parts, a US-based leader in LSR and LSR multi-shot injection molding, has added a Class 8 Clean Room to respond to demand from its life science customers. According to Frank Dilly, SIMTEC’s Managing Director, “Medical device OEMs like our highly automated technology and have requested we add a clean room to our production.” SIMTEC’s ISO Class 8 Clean Room features a smart layout with material staging and tool change occurring outside the clean room. Parts from fully-automated 1-shot and 2-shot lines are robotically removed and transported within a controlled enclosure and delivered into the clean room for inspection, post-curing and bagging. The design and infrastructure in place also allows for quick expansion and growth.
Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) parts and components are particularly well-suited for medical devices, mother and child care products, sanitary products, and others products with hygienic requirements. LSR is inert, resistant to many substances, and because it’s bio-compatible it works well for products with skin contact. LSR parts that are used in medical devices additionally require that production is in a hygienic controlled environment, and many may also require sterilization.