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Compression Molding Silicone Rubber Parts

Project Overview:

Manufacturing Process: Compression Molding
Molding Material: Translucent Silicone Rubber, Hardness Shore A 60
Part Tolerance: ± 0.1 mm
Quantity: 5000 Units
Lead Time: 15 Days

Customer was an America based company designing consumer products for home & office applications. This part was made to prevent covered product from shock, abrasion and dirt. Compression Molding was the ideal process for rapid & cheap tooling, and fast turnaround.
compression molding silicone rubber parts 3The silicone rubber was weight measured, fusing preheated, then placed on heated mold cavities in form of sheet to be compression molded.
compression molding silicone rubber parts 4Compression molded parts eliminated the marks of injection gate and ejector pin that were the nature of conventional injection molding.
compression molding silicone rubber parts 10Hardness and fitting test. Compression molded samples of hardness Shore A 40/60/80 were tested by customer, and Shore A 60 was preferred.
compression molding silicone rubber parts 8Compression molded parts had no shrink marks as well. Insert molding and overmolding were also available for this process.