LSR molding differs slightly from thermoplastic injection molding due to its flexibility. Like a standard aluminum tool, an LSR molding tool is fabricated using CNC machining to create a high-temperature tool built to withstand the LSR molding process. After milling, the tool is polished by hand to customer specifications, which allows six standard surface finish options.
From there, the finished tool is loaded into an advanced LSR-specific injection molding press that is precision geared for accurate control of shot size to produce the most consistent LSR parts. At Protolabs, LSR parts are manually removed from the mold, as injector pins can impact part quality. LSR materials include standard silicones and specific grades to fit various part applications and industries like medical, automotive, and lighting. Since LSR is a thermosetting polymer, its molded state is permanent—once it is set, it can’t be melted again like a thermoplastic. When the run is complete, parts (or the initial sample run) are boxed and shipped shortly thereafter.
Our basic guidelines for LSR molding include important design considerations to help improve part manufacturability, enhance cosmetic appearance, and reduce overall production time.
1、OEM size to suit for customers' requirment
2、Various hardness for your choice
3、Multiple color available
4、Custom logo accepted ( engraved & embossed)
5、Large quantity order are able to be fulfilled
6、Strict quality control system