What is the typical flash tolerance for a silicone part?


 

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 also presents a challenge with flash. The typical flash tolerance for a silicone part is .005”. However, the tolerance can vary widely depending on the individual application. 

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