Albright Silicone is the top silicone molder based in Massachusetts. It specializes in silicone making and prototyping. The company has revealed the launch of its additive manufacturing capability for silicone pieces.
The firm added an additive manufacturing ability and created a unique 3D silicone molding procedure. This is for comparatively low-cost speedy turnaround prototyping.
Clients that require a small number of pieces for first testing but aren’t set for metal tooling may gain from working with a silicone molder. This is the molder that can offer LSR casting with 3D printed tooling.
Albright Silicone’s Product Manager, Mr. Matt Bont, said the following:
“This capability of 3D printing and molding LSR is a helpful solution to customers’ problems when trying to develop and prove a concept before investing in metal tooling.”
As stated by Mr. Bont, clients who select AM options might gain the below things:
- Experiment first step of overmolding
- 2-10 pieces required quickly.
- Molding with business grades of LSR within 10 and 80 Shore A durometer.
- Mold parts with complex forms with undercuts.
- Mold pieces beginning at roughly 1mm (0.037in) and up to 75mm (2.953in) in size.
- Color matching required
Mr. Bont added that their capability goes on to increase with technology and they have advanced internal expertise. This is through effectively supporting most relevant customer projects.
“We have had very positive feedback from our customers for parts used for initial test prototypes, product launches with investors, and one-off functional parts,” Mr. Bont added.
With resolutions stretching some thousands of tenths or an inch of an mm. Albright Silicone may now print different and comparatively rigid high-temperature thermoplastic parts. This is so they can meet all the development requirements.
These may be utilized as a collection or overmolding substrate part in the 3D casting method. It can also be utilized in Albright’s standard LSR product casting, assembly, slitting, and procedure.