Manufacture Custom Silicone
So you want to make a custom silicone product, but are not sure how to go about it. The process is a bit complicated, but it is not impossible. Promed is a leading supplier of silicone products, and specializes in medical, lighting, veterinary, and industrial applications. Read on for more information. We have a wide range of services to fit your needs. Contact us today for a free quote on your silicone product.
The first step is to formulate the silicone compound. This material is formulated to form products that have the characteristics you need. The final product can be shaped to fit a given design. In order to make silicone rubber products, an extruder is used. An extruder is essentially an archimedes screw inserted into a barrel. It is designed to apply high pressure to the silicone compound. Then, it forces the silicone through a shaped die and is set to a fixed product with a heat gun. The next step is the post-cure process.
The next step is the development of the molds. This step is vital to the development of custom silicone products. A good mold will allow your products to be produced with a high level of quality and efficiency. A good mold maker can save you time and money by reducing the number of revisions and accelerating your project timeline. It is imperative to ensure that you have a qualified partner when developing a silicone prototype.
How Do You Manufacture Custom Silicone Products?
Once you have the pattern, the next step is the manufacture of the silicone molds. The process starts with selecting the right material for your product. Often, the appropriate grade needs to be custom formulated. The material must meet all of your requirements for physical properties, processing properties, and industry approvals. The material is then fed into the extruder and passes through a heated compartment on a conveyor to cure. Continuous laser-controlled measurements help you ensure exact tolerances.
The process of silicone molding can be a complex one. The process requires a silicone compound to be molded into sheets and rolls. The calender is a machine that produces custom silicone products. Its goal is to create custom rubber products that are durable and aesthetically appealing. The silicone mold can be molded into a variety of shapes, including car seats, kitchenware, and other objects. If your product needs a silicone cover, it will need a molded case to keep it from slipping.
After you have a design, you need to make a mold for your silicone product. Once you’ve chosen the material, the next step is to prepare the silicone mold housing. The silicone mold housing is an important part of the process. It needs to be flat and nonporous. Once you’ve prepared the masters for the molding process, you can set up the mould and prepare it for the molding.