How is the "softness" (durometer) of medical grade silicone measured? This is a question that comes up almost every day when discussing new project ideas with perspective clients. The softness or durometer of all polymers/elastomers/rubbers is measured essentially the same … Continue reading
What is the difference in cycle time for molding medical silicone parts vs cycle time for molding medical thermal plastic parts?
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 … Continue reading
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In a few weeks Albright Technologies will be exhibiting at AdvaMed 2012, in Boston, MA from Oct. 1-3. Our booth will be located at the Massachusetts Pavilion coordinated by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and MassMEDIC. Stop by booth 301 to get … Continue reading
Last year we ran a contest asking for your silicone related questions and had a great response! We then had our engineers answer all of your questions and posted them on our blog, Silicone.Pro. In order to give the best … Continue reading
Question: What is the typical flash tolerance for a silicone part? Answer: Silicone has a relatively low viscosity compared to other TPE (Thermoplastic elastomeric) or thermoplastic. The silicone’s viscosity enables us to more easily mold micro parts, but it … Continue reading
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Question: How small of a micro feature can be molded on a medical silicone part? Answer: Silicone feature size is limited by the geometry, tooling, and process. Silicone will replicate surface finish features with less than 0.0005 inches in size. … Continue reading
What is the difference between part removal in medical silicone injection molding vs. medical plastic injection molding?
Question: What is the difference between part removal in medical silicone injection molding vs. medical plastic injection molding? Answer: Part removal is dictated by the size, shape, geometry, material, and surface finish. In both processes the use of an automated handler … Continue reading