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Liquid Silicone Rubber Thin Walled Diaphragms Molded By Minnesota Rubber & Plastics Have High Strength And Flexibility Features
Minneapolis, Minnesota: High strength and good flexibility are important features in thin-walled diaphragms that are injection molded of liquid silicone rubber by Minnesota Rubber & Plastics.
These sealing devices, when molded of liquid silicone rubber, improve design function and cost efficiency over similar parts using traditional millable gum processes.
The thin-walled diaphragms are used in air quality indicator gauges in automotive and truck applications. These component seal applications require long term seal life where temperature variation and resistance to aging are important design considerations. Uninterrupted operation for extended periods is important in these applications.
Typical liquid silicone rubber properties for grades ASTM DZZ40 durometer is shore A of 20 – 80 and a tensile strength for ASTM D412 of 1150 – 1750 psi. These grades have good heat resistance to +180°C and good flexibility down to – 45°C. They have excellent electrical insulating characteristics and resist UV radiation and weathering.
Additional advantages of liquid silicone rubber include very clean molding process with no material pre-processing. Depending on part complexity, parts can be molded with minimal flash extension and with very little gate or flash material waste. Liquid silicone rubber has repeatable, short cycle times and provides reduced or eliminated secondary operations. Compared to other materials and processes, this means lower labor content due to reduced manufacturing steps.
In addition to liquid silicone injection molding, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics provide a full range of rubber and plastic molding services including part assembly.
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