Liquid Injection Molding Parts at Elastomer Technologies, Inc.

What You Need to Know Before Starting a Die Cutting or Molding Process

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The ETI team often gets inquiries from companies and folks that are new to manufacturing a molded elastomer/rubber or die cut product. In this blog, we’ll talk about some of the recommendations we provide to anyone looking to start their molding or die cutting project, particularly for the first time.  Communicating Your Die Cut or […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Compression Molding

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Compression molding is a molding method that utilizes custom machined molds to form parts and products from uncured rubber or plastic. The process involves placing the material into the open mold cavity, closing the mold, and applying heat and pressure to shape and solidify the material into the desired component. It can be used to […]

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What is Compression Molding?

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“Molding” is an umbrella term encompassing all of the processes that utilize molds to shape material (typically rubber or plastic) into the desired parts and products. Manufacturers are able to employ a variety of molding methods to suit different product and production requirements. One of the most commonly used methods is compression molding.  What Is […]

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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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Die Cutting: Steel Rule, Custom Punch, & 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 […]