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At NPE: Coinjection, LSR/TP Overmolding, PET Preforms & New Two-Platen Presses

There's plenty new at the largest booth at the show.

At NPE: Nine LSR Materials in One Part

Special technology molds nine colors and durometers in one silicone part.

INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations

If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.

Nine “Shots” Plus One Machine Equals a Very Unique LSR Molding Technology

How'd they mold that? One iPhone case composed of nine distinct LSRs molded on a single machine.

INJECTION MOLDING: New High-Speed Hybrid Machine And Novel Robot at NPE

Look for everything from automotive hybrid composites to medical in-mold assembly.

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LIM & LSR Molding

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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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