SIMTEC Introduces the Benefits of LSR 2-Shot Molding to New Market Segments
Liquid Silicone Rubber is an ideal material for durable, high volume part manufacturing.
MIRAMAR, Fla.--SIMTEC Silicone Parts, a custom manufacturer of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) parts and high-precision LSR 2-shot components, continues to promote the innovative properties of LSR material to new industries and product market segments. Liquid Silicone Rubber is an ideal material for durable, high volume part manufacturing. It is non-reactive, stable, and resistant to extreme temperatures while still maintaining its properties. Combining LSR with a thermoplastic material in a 2-shot injection molding process can bring about unique performance characteristics. For example, when a part's functionality requires the soft flexible properties of LSR and the rigidity of a thermoplastic, the thermoplastic material often provides the framework for the LSR's ability to compress and stretch. "The overall versatility of liquid silicone rubber allows SIMTEC to partner with customers in need of high precision LSR parts and components that meet the requirements of even the most demanding applications for a variety of industries," said Enrique Camacho, President of SIMTEC.
"We are raising industry awareness of the revolutionary developments we are continually making with liquid silicone rubber and the LSR 2-shot (LSR/thermoplastic) injection molding process in order to expand into new products and new partnerships."
SIMTEC currently produces parts for the automotive, medical device, healthcare, cosmetic, food and beverage, kitchenware, consumer goods, and industrial industries. "These markets continue to realize the benefits of working with LSR and with SIMTEC," continued Camacho. "We are raising industry awareness of the revolutionary developments we are continually making with liquid silicone rubber and the LSR 2-shot (LSR/thermoplastic) injection molding process in order to expand into new products and new partnerships."
Other industries are starting to realize the application possibilities inherent in LSR's unique properties and characteristics. SIMTEC has begun manufacturing a component for a high-end audio equipment company known for innovative products and superior performance. The component is fabricated with LSR and a thermoset in a 2-shot LSR process. SIMTEC was chosen to manufacture the component after the successful completion of a very challenging, fast-tracked prototyping and testing schedule. This further solidified SIMTEC's technological prowess and leadership in the LSR market place. Fast time to market and outstanding performance were required for the development and manufacture of this component. SIMTEC is adding additional tools and machines in 2014 in order to serve the customer's needs.
About SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC
SIMTEC is an innovative, custom manufacturer of high precision Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) parts and LSR 2-shot components (LSR/thermoplastics) for the medical device, cosmetic, consumer goods, food and beverage, appliance, technology, industrial, home entertainment, and automotive industries worldwide. A research and technology focused company, SIMTEC continuously provides Extraordinary Solutions™ for customers from start to finish. Services range from design assistance and material selection to prototyping and fully-automated serial production of high-precision LSR parts and components. Value added services include enhancing part performance, design for manufacturability support, and the development of cost-reducing processing applications. SIMTEC Silicone Parts is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified as well as TS 16949 and cGMP compliant. www.simtec-silicone.com