PT ZONE: LIM & LSR Molding

INJECTION MOLDING: Sneak Peek at Fakuma News
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MATERIALS: Fiber-Reinforced & Low-Volatility LSRs

Fiber-reinforced LSR can eliminate an embedded fabric layer.

INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Presses, Robots & Cell Automation

Everything molders need to compete in markets from automotive to medical was on display in Orlando. Besides a huge number of new machine models, there was emphasis on cell integration and automation.

CT Scanning Gives Precision Molder X-Ray Vision of Part Quality

It beats other techniques for measuring critical part dimensions, and it provides unique visibility inside parts, nondestructively. One molder’s experience illustrates the benefits.

The Clock is Ticking: It’s Time to Register for Molding ’15

…and to attend the co-located Amerimold show in Chicago.

Are You a ‘World-Class’ Processor?

Participate in Plastics Technology’s industry-wide benchmarking survey and you might find out.

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LIM & LSR Molding


Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding is a long established process but it is enjoying an upsurge in interest for medical, automotive, infant care, and general industrial applications. It requires specialty machinery and processing considerations compared to conventional thermoplastics molding. Notably, whereas thermoplastics must be heated in the injection barrel to their melting point, and then cooled in the mold back to a solid state, the reverse occurs with LSR. It starts out as a fluid and is then heated within the mold to initiate curing.

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