Liquid Silicone Rubber Library

The 2021 MD&M West Show Wraps Up with Good Results for SIMTEC

The MD&M West Show in Anaheim CA is considered to be a premier show for medical OEMs and their suppliers. The 2021 show wrapped up on August 12, 2021, rescheduled from its customary mid-February date due to COVID-19.

LSR Material and Parts Testing

Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is a versatile material used for a variety of purposes. Proper testing of the LSR material and the molded parts are important elements in the production process and in assuring key functionality requirements.

Micro Molding — Megatrend Miniaturization

One of the latest trends in LSR manufacturing across many industries is miniaturization, or micro-molding. As components get smaller, manufacturers must deliver incredible accuracy and precision, and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding, and more specifically LSR micro molding is perfectly suited for these complex, tiny, and critical components.

LSR in Wearable Smart Health Monitoring and Drug Delivery Devices

The past few years have seen several advancements in wearable medical device technology for patient monitoring devices and devices for drug delivery. Wearable devices include those used for monitoring vital signs, respiration, and measuring glucose levels for example, and also in drug delivery devices used for administering personalized doses of insulin,  and medication used during chemotherapy and other treatments. Wearable devices allow for monitoring health and health-promoting activities on a continuous basis, and can raise awareness for enjoying a higher quality of life.

Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) vs. Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

“Thermoplastic” and “thermoset” sound related but are not interchangeable. LSRs are thermosets and TPE materials are thermoplastics. Each has different material properties and they behave inversely during the molding process.