'Touch' Brochure Allows Designers to Sample Different Liquid Silicone Rubber Materials
A range of material options are available for gaskets and cushioning components
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--Rugged construction and the ability to pass water ingress requirements--such as IP65, IP66, and IP67--are important requirements when designing waterproof enclosures and portable devices, including scanners, meters, sensors, and testing products. For designers that specify gaskets and cushioning components to meet these requirements, it's helpful to actually see, touch, and feel a range of material options for these parts. That's why Stockwell Elastomerics, a manufacturer of custom molded, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) gaskets to solve such design issues, has made available a free "touch" brochure that allows designers to touch and feel seven different LSR material samples.
To expedite production, Stockwell Elastomerics can provide, direct from its on-site inventory, LSR compounds ranging in hardness from 10 through 70 durometer Shore A. The two-part uncured liquid silicone compounds are typically pigmented black or light gray during the molding process for most industrial applications. However, translucent (un-pigmented), white, and approximately 20 other colors are available.
Stockwell also injection molds 12-inch x 12-inch liquid silicone rubber sheets in 10 through 70 durometer. Standard thicknesses (0.032 in., 0.050 in., 0.062 in., 0.093 in., and 0.125 in.) are in inventory and available to support requirements for die-cut, waterjet-cut, and adhesive-backed gaskets. Customers can request a free LSR "Touch Brochure" that includes small samples of these cured liquid silicone products, enabling them to touch and feel the materials. The Liquid Silicone Rubber Touch Brochure can be requested online at: www.stockwell.com/LSRTouch.
"Our on-site molding facility and capability to mold liquid silicone rubber gaskets and sheets enables Stockwell Elastomerics to approach design solutions using several production methods," said Stockwell Elastomerics President Bill Stockwell, in a statement. "We are the only U.S.-based rubber components manufacturer providing on-site liquid injection molding, die cutting, water jet cutting, and adhesive lamination. Our job is to leverage this broad range of on-site capabilities for prototyping and initial production to assist designers of technology devices to pass rigorous performance requirements."
Along with its liquid injection molding capabilities, the company also compression molds specialty elastomers, such as electrically conductive silicone and fluorosilicone; peroxide cure and platinum cure gum-based silicones; and specification grade fluorosilicones. Molded components are typically cryogenically de-flashed.
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