Liquid Silicone Rubber Molding

Our liquid silicone rubber molding process produces custom prototypes and end-use production parts in 15 days or less. We use aluminum molds that offer cost-efficient tooling and accelerated manufacturing cycles, and stock various grades and durometers of LSR materials.

How Does Liquid Silicone Rubber Molding Work?

Due to the flexible nature of LSR, parts are manually removed from the mold, and thus, ejector pins are not built into the mold design. Like a standard aluminum tool, an LSR molding tool is fabricated using CNC machining to create a high-temperature tool built to withstand the LSR molding process. After milling, the tool is polished by hand to customer specifications, which allows six standard surface finish options.

The finished tool is loaded into an advanced LSR-specific injection molding press that is precision geared for accurate control of shot size to produce the most consistent LSR parts. Since LSR is a thermosetting polymer, its molded state is permanent—once it is set, it can’t be melted again like a thermoplastic. When the run is complete, parts (or the initial sample run) are boxed and shipped shortly thereafter.

25 to 10,000+

Shipped in 15 days or less

Molds starting at $1,995

 

Best for:
  • on-demand parts
  • low-volume production
  • bridge tooling
  • pilot runs
  • functional prototyping

LSR Materials

We stock a range of LSR materials that are suitable for various part applications and industries. Choose from standard silicones in multiple durometers along with optical-, medical-, and fuel-resistant grades.

 

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Design Guidelines

Our basic guidelines for LSR molding include important design considerations to help improve part manufacturability, enhance cosmetic appearance, and reduce overall production time.

 

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