Liquid Silicone Rubber Library

5 Tips for Choosing a Parts Manufacturer

Choosing a parts manufacturer for your business can be a difficult process. Much like hiring an employee, selecting the right candidate to provide your company with high-quality parts is an investment that requires you to consider many factors. Price and subsequent value are not the only major points to highlight. You also want to build a partnership with a company that is reliable, responsible, and offers customer service that rivals the high-quality of their materials.

Four Benefits of Custom Injection Molding

Injection molding is one of many options available for prototyping and manufacturing. Depending on the application, it can offer several benefits over other methods of production. In this article, we look at four of the most important benefits that custom injection molding can deliver for your business.

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

Keys to a Successful Prototype

The prototyping stage is one of the most important in the product development lifecycle. The decisions you make at this point will have a long-lasting impact on the ultimate success of your product. It’s important to work with a provider you can trust — and to know what to expect before you begin. In this article, we look at some keys to building a successful prototype.

Processing RTV Silicone Rubber and LSR

There are numerous methods for producing plastic parts and many will be discussed in this post. Of the various processes, molding and extrusion are the most predominant. The best method will depend on the polymer being used, the part geometry, and the part’s function. The definition of plastic molding is it is a group of manufacturing processes used with a closed tool called a mold, to produce parts. The inside of the mold is in the shape of the part, when the high temperature mold is filled with the molten polymer and closes, the part is formed during the curing. Extrusion is another polymer processing method that can be used to produce plastic parts that are typically linear in shape. The extrusion process also uses hot molten plastic and a heated tool, however the extrusion tool is an open tool, called a die.