Compression Molding Equipment

A Guide to Compression Molding

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Compression molding uses a heated mold in combination with precise amounts of material and applied pressure to create solid components from a wide range of available and custom formulated materials. In this blog, we offer a concise overview of the compression molding process, its benefits, and its uses for various industries.  What is Compression Molding?  […]

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General Properties & Applications of Silicone Rubber

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Silicone rubber is a highly versatile material used in the manufacture of a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer products. In this blog, we provide an overview of the material, including what it is, the types available, typical applications, and the difference between liquid and solid silicone rubber.  What Is Silicone Rubber? Silicone rubber […]

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Which Rubber Molding Process Is Right for Your Project?

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Rubber molding is a manufacturing process that uses pre-shaped molds to create parts and components from uncured rubber. Depending on the product and specifications, there are several different rubber molding method options—such as compression molding, transfer molding, and injection molding—each of which comes with unique considerations and best use cases.  In the following blog post, […]

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Types of Dies in Die Cutting: Steel Rule, Custom Punch, and Matched Metal

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Die cutting is a manufacturing process that uses specialized cutting machines and cutting tools—i.e., dies—to cut patterns into thin, flat material. There are several types of die cutting processes, all of which employ four basic components: the operator, the material, the cutting machine, and the cutting die. Cutting dies are available in many different designs […]

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Differences Between Liquid Injection Molding (LIM), Compression Molding, and Transfer Molding

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Liquid injection molding, compression molding, and transfer molding are characterized by a number of both shared and unique qualities. The following blog post explores each of these three molding techniques, outlining their similarities and differences, pros and cons, and applications. Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) Liquid injection molding (LIM) utilizes liquid silicone rubber (LSR) or similar […]