While it is difficult to provide one general answer to your question, if I had to limit my response to one word, “yes”, because the cost of parts is typically very dependent upon the cost of the raw materials, and the cost of raw silicone is usually more expensive than the cost of plastic resins….

Don't forget to visit us at booth 1091 at MD&M West this week from February 12-14. Stop by to find out how to get a free silicone sample and ask us questions about your silicone molding projects.   Click here to read the rest!

In a few weeks Albright Technologies will be exhibiting at MD&M West from February 12-14 in Anaheim, CA. Stop by booth 1091 to find out how to get a free silicone sample and ask us questions about your silicone molding projects.   Read the rest of our January Newsletter!

Silicone Design Limitations: Is there a minimum/maximum dimension that is achievable or surface finish that is unattainable? Silicone, especially liquid silicone will conform well to just about any mold shape that can be dreamed up, the difficulty is typically in the mold making process. In the prototyping sector, we see a lot of cutting edge…

Albright Technologies has released an entirely new version of their popular Silicone Molding Design Manual, a valuable resource used by design engineers in medical and other industry applications. The Silicone Molding Design Manual 6th Edition, now over 200 pages, is searchable and offers users the most extensive compilation of silicone data in the industry. The manual…

Question: When you buy a certain durometer of silicone from the manufacturers, what is the actual durometer are you getting?   Click here to read the answer on our blog Silicone.Pro!

How is the "softness" (durometer) of medical grade silicone measured? This is a question that comes up almost every day when discussing new project ideas with perspective clients. The softness or durometer of all polymers/elastomers/rubbers is measured essentially the same way and the term while commonly used to describe the material hardness, actually originated from…

Question: What is the difference in cycle time for molding medical silicone parts vs cycle time for molding medical thermal plastic parts? Answer: The processing conditions can be optimized to match the tool design, part geometry, and material but each presents limitations. Injection process times are driven by material. Silicone parts can often be released…

The contest deadline has been extended to November 1, 2012. Send your Silicone Related Questions and get a chance to win a 3D Motion Controller! Click here for more info or click here to send your question.

In a few weeks Albright Technologies will be exhibiting at AdvaMed 2012, in Boston, MA from Oct. 1-3. Our booth will be located at the Massachusetts Pavilion coordinated by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and MassMEDIC. Stop by booth 301 to get a free silicone sample and ask us questions about your silicone molding projects.   Click…

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