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2021-11-18 17:23
Read the latest from SIMTEC and RICO Group companies, including an inside look to Multi-component injection molding, an exciting announcement about phase 2 of our Clean Room, and an intro to… Read More
2021-05-24 18:50
Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is a versatile material used for a variety of purposes. Proper testing of the LSR material and the molded parts are important elements in the production process… Read More
2020-11-20 17:40
Read the latest from SIMTEC and RICO Group companies, including exciting new silicone applications, new technology, multi-industry growth, and giving back! Download the 2020 RICO GROUP INSI… Read More
2020-04-06 21:39
Read the latest news from SIMTEC Silicone Parts and the other members of the RICO Group. In this special 25th Anniversary issue, RICO owners look back on their start 25 years ago, how far th… Read More
2020-02-24 14:58
Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is the ideal material for parts with skin contact that need to meet hygiene, comfort, and biocompatibility requirements. Because it is also flexible and inert… Read More
2020-01-13 14:58
SIMTEC will once again be an exhibitor at the Medical Device & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Show, 2/11 – 2/13/2020 in booth #1260. This is one of the largest and best shows in the… Read More
2019-10-28 18:49
SIMTEC Silicone Parts in Miramar, FL (a member of the RICO Group) has expanded its tooling capabilities. With the addition of state-of-the-art equipment, and a skilled tooling and maintenanc… Read More
2019-04-30 13:55
SIMTEC Silicone Parts, a US-based leader in LSR and LSR multi-shot injection molder, has added a Class 8 Clean Room to respond to demand from its life science customers. According to Frank D… Read More
2018-12-05 15:42
Food-grade liquid silicone rubber (LSR) was introduced in the late 1970s and is now a premier material used for many food-related consumer products. This elastomer is suitable for use in foo… Read More
2018-09-18 13:00
There are many silicone molding companies out there — and many options for manufacturers looking for a partner on an upcoming project. Unfortunately, manufacturers may not have the bac… Read More
2018-09-11 13:00
Liquid silicone rubber is a hypoallergenic, mold-resistant and mildew-resistant thermoplastic that manufacturers use in a variety of applications. For applications that require hygienic or s… Read More
2018-08-31 12:21
High-volume manufacturing is exactly what the name implies — producing large numbers of an identical part or product in one run. While the term can refer to any manufacturing process… Read More
2018-08-06 17:00
Every product that has ever hit store shelves began life as an idea. As the idea matures, it passes through a series of stages that transform the concept into a fully functional and marketa… Read More
2018-08-02 12:26
Choosing a parts manufacturer for your business can be a difficult process. Much like hiring an employee, selecting the right candidate to provide your company with high-quality parts is an… Read More
2018-07-13 14:00
Injection molding is one of many options available for prototyping and manufacturing. Depending on the application, it can offer several benefits over other methods of production. In this ar… Read More
2018-06-19 17:16
The prototyping stage is one of the most important in the product development lifecycle. The decisions you make at this point will have a long-lasting impact on the ultimate success of your… Read More
2018-05-21 20:29
Silicone rubber is an inorganic polymer formed by silicon (Si), oxygen (O), carbon (C) and hydrogen (H). The main chemical chain, called the backbone, is formed by silicon and oxygen, which… Read More
2018-03-23 20:13
Processing Polymers There are numerous methods for producing plastic parts and many will be discussed in this post. Of the various processes, molding and extrusion are the most predominant… Read More
2018-02-09 21:59
Green Manufacturing (GM) can be defined as “manufacturing methods that support and sustain a renewable way of producing products and/or services that do not harm to the environment&rdq&hell…Read More
2018-01-25 20:05
Light can be defined as electromagnetic radiation which has different frequencies and wavelength. The spectrum that can be picked up by the retina of a human eye is called visible light [1]… Read More
2017-11-28 14:50
When it comes to designing a component for silicone molding, there are some challenges that need to be met along the way. Creating a proper mold is essential to achieving the level of accura… Read More
2017-08-03 17:54
As previous stated, silicone rubber has become one of the most important materials in the polymer family due to its thermal stability, environmental resistance, transparency, and biocompatib… Read More
2017-06-07 16:09
Thermoplastics are a broad class of materials which are solid and brittle at room temperature but, when heated, become soft and pliable. Thermoplastics are generally separated into one of tw… Read More
2017-05-24 19:06
Silicone is a versatile polymer used in elastomers, oils, greases and caulks, among other materials. Its primary ingredient is silica — one of the most commonly occurring forms of sand… Read More
2017-05-10 19:00
Silicone rubbers are man-made polymer materials that have a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications. The various types of silicone rubbers include room temperature vulcanize… Read More
2017-03-10 18:23
We are proud to announce the recognition of a new multi-shot production process that will integrate parts made of multiple materials (LSR/Thermoplastics/Metal) into one component within one… Read More
Pros And Cons Of Silicone Elastomers
2016-09-22 21:40
Silicone elastomers are gaining popularity as a high performing material for use in piping and molds. Here’s a quick overview of some of the major pros and cons associated with the ind… Read More
Liquid Silicone Rubber
2016-07-13 15:30
Creating Tomorrow’s Solutions Using Liquid Silicone Rubber Breakthrough inventions are the result of ideas, guts, perseverance, and dedication. They are the engine of the future econom… Read More
Liquid Silicone Rubber And Electricity
2016-06-29 15:11
Ceramic and glass have long functioned as the material of choice for medium and high-voltage electrical applications, high-voltage insulators and lightning arresters. These materials have go… Read More
The Benefits Of Two Shot Injection Molding
2016-06-02 22:20
The compression and transfer molding process, using plastic and high consistency rubber (HCR) as raw materials, was once the dominant manufacturing process in medical, aerospace, electrical… Read More
Liquid Silicone Rubber Fatigue
2016-03-23 13:36
Liquid Silicone Rubber’s Fatigue Behavior Silicone’s fatigue behavior is sensitive to cyclic load limits and factors that influence the fatigue. Each effect has different factors… Read More

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