Albright Technologies, a rapid silicone prototyper, has added silicone injection molding tooling and services to its product lineup. Liquid silicone injection molding became a suitable product offering as Albright expanded its offerings to better serve the silicone molding market.
While silicone prototypes are commonly manufactured with low volumes in mind; injection molded liquid silicone rubber parts are typically molded at higher volumes.
Therefore, silicone injection molding allows Albright to fill a gap where compression molding services are not well suited. While ramping up to higher volumes, production injection molding will offer continuous and repeatable results time and time again.
Once the part design is beyond the prototyping phase, then it is ready to go into low-volume production. At this point, a single cavity or multi-cavity injection tool should be manufactured and used. The injection tool will produce parts more rapidly with a lower cost per unit than a comparable compression tool.
Albright provides controlled environment room (ISO Class 7) injection molding services to the silicone parts. In addition, Albright is ISO 13485 registered to better serve its medical and pharmaceutical customers.