Question: What criteria should people consider in selecting the hardness of a silicone compound? Answer: Criteria for hardness may be best answered by considering what it means. Durometer is a measure of the resistance to indentation by a probe tip. Most silicones … Continue reading
Unfortunately like many problems, the answer to your question depends on the application, loads, and part size and geometry. The risk of choking is difficult to quantify but a quick search suggests that thin sheets or hard round shapes like … Continue reading
The primary difference between silicone and plastic properties drives the differences in mold design. The largest difference is the temperature profile between silicone and plastic. The mold design and construction will also be dependent on the product geometry, size, materials, equipment, … Continue reading
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Question: What is the difference in cycle time for molding medical silicone parts vs cycle time for molding medical thermal plastic parts? Answer: The processing conditions can be optimized to match the tool design, part geometry, and material but each presents limitations. … Continue reading
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While it is difficult to provide one general answer to your question, if I had to limit my response to one word, “yes”, because the cost of parts is typically very dependent upon the cost of the raw materials, and … Continue reading
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