“This capability of 3D printing and molding LSR is a helpful solution to customers’ problems when trying to develop and prove a concept before investing in metal tooling,” said. Matt Bont, product manager at Albright Silicone.
The new offering includes molding with commercial grades of LSR between 10 and 80 Shore A durometer, color matching, and the ability to quickly mold components with complex shapes with undercuts. Customers can receive two to 10 parts quickly, with molded parts ranging from roughlty 1 mm (0.037 in.) to 75 mm (2.953 in.) in size.
“Our capability continues to expand with this technology, and we have developed internal expertise through successfully supporting many appropriate customer projects. We have had very positive feedback from our customers for parts used for initial test prototypes, product launches with investors, and one-off functional parts,” Bont said.