Learn about custom silicone prototypes by knowing the basic details of silicone rubber and its benefits to the products created with it.
Silicone rubber is a very tough material. It can withstand extreme temperatures and pressure. It’s also flexible enough that you could use it as an alternative to plastic in certain situations. For example, if your product needs to bend or flex without breaking, then silicone may be what you need.
Benefits of Silicone Rubber
Silicone rubber is an elastomer because it’s made up of silicone, a polymer made of silicone itself. Including hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon. Silicone rubbers are used in many industries due to their good physical and chemical properties:
- Most plastics would melt at such temperatures (+250°C).
- Silicone rubber also has no detectable color and very low toxicity.
- It’s also one of the only materials to retain flexibility at temperatures as low as -70°C.
Uses for Silicone Rubber Products
Due to its excellent physical and chemical properties, silicone rubber makes it a material of choice for many different industries and applications. They include the aerospace industry, medical industry, and defense industry. Also, silicone rubber is made used by the construction and restoration industry. For example, plugs, O-rings, and seal gaskets are produced with silicone rubber.
The material best suited for a specific manufactured part is determined by the product’s needs and the customer’s requirements. Getting to know the difference between the materials can provide a glimpse of what determines their use. For example, rigid and elastomeric materials are the two types of materials used by ARRK for urethane casting prototyping.
There are also finishes and colors we produce to choose from as options. For example, urethane casting compounds can be colored or tinted to various color options matching PMS Pantone, Federal Standard, RAL, or even supplied color samples. In addition, parts can have a smooth finish, high polish, or textured finish.
Silicone rubber can reproduce fine details, which is why it is a popular choice for mold-making.
Properties that products get by being created with silicone rubber
- Good insulation for the electrical device.
- The ability to seal is excellent.
- The improvement of the life cycle of the product.
- Fast and inexpensive manufacturing.
- Capability to be shaped in a variety of ways.
There are benefits to working with an experienced team.
Besides selecting the manufacturing and material procedure, the best outcome comes from working with a manufacturer that provides an excellent solution for your product development needs, which is made sure by ARRK. We explore how you need your parts to perform under certain conditions.
It is crucial to realize the project’s success, we consult with our customers to fully understand its end goal and make ideas happen. Get in contact with our team to see how we can assist in speeding your product to market.