Latest Machine and Technology Developments for LSR Processing

January 14, 2021 |

View a detailed overview of the latest developments in LSR processing, including micro-molding applications and innovative machine solutions.

This presentation will provide a detailed overview of the latest developments in liquid silicone rubber (LSR) processing. Topics covered will range from micro-molding applications and innovative machine solutions all the way to high-precision optical LSR applications.





  • Machine and process solutions for micro-molding
  • New machine developments to compliment new and emerging LSR markets/applications
  • Process know-how for the applications discussed
  • Update on new materials used in these areas



Mario Graf

Thermoset Application Engineer, ENGEL Machinery

Mario Graf began his career in the apprenticeship program at Starlim//Sterner and has since worked with Elmet Elastomer Production and Services, ACH Solution, an Philips Respironics Medical Products. As of 2020, Graf works for ENGEL Machinery in York, PA in the position of thermoset application engineer where he supports sales with technical information, provides internal and external process training and collaborates with the customer service division to solve problems in the field.

Chad Zediker

Account Manager, Elastomers/LSR; ENGEL Machinery

Chad Zediker is a 2001 graduate of the Penn State Behrend Plastics Engineering Technology program where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. After graduation, he began his career in 2002 as a Project Engineer at Classic Industries in Latrobe, PA. In 2006, he accepted a job at Philips Respironics in Murrysville, PA where he held a number of roles from Plastics Engineer and NPD Project Manager, on to Advanced Manufacturing Project Manager. He recently accepted a position at ENGEL Machinery as Account Manager, Elastomers/LSR.