Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) injection molding is a manufacturing process used to produce automotive parts, medical devices, consumer goods and other items. Despite its growing ubiquity, there are several persistent myths about LSR injection molding that, in the past, have deterred businesses from fully exploring its benefits.
There are many silicone molding companies out there — and many options for manufacturers looking for a partner on an upcoming project. Unfortunately, manufacturers may not have the background necessary to differentiate between injection molding companies’ stated capabilities and technical specifications. This persistent information gap poses a challenge to making informed decisions when dealing with such a technical subject.
Liquid silicone rubber is a hypoallergenic, mold-resistant and mildew-resistant thermoplastic that manufacturers use in a variety of applications. For applications that require hygienic or sanitary conditions, medical or food-grade LSR is a smart choice.
Clear liquid silicone rubber — also known as optical silicone — is a transparent thermoplastic that is increasingly replacing glass in a range of applications. In this article, we discuss why and how so many manufacturers are incorporating clear silicone into their processes.
High-volume manufacturing is exactly what the name implies — producing large numbers of an identical part or product in one run. While the term can refer to any manufacturing process, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding is one of the most common methods of high-volume production. LSR is a durable and flexible material with excellent temperature resistance. As a result, it is an ideal choice for a wide range of processes: