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R.D. Abbott To Demonstrate Advances in LSR Overmolding at MD&M WEST 2020

R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott) and M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. will demonstrate advances in liquid silicone rubber overmolding for thermally-sensitive components at MD&M West 2020 ​​​​​.

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R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott) and M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. will demonstrate advances in liquid silicone rubber (LSR) overmolding for thermally-sensitive components at MD&M West 2020 in Anaheim, California, from February 11 to 13, 2020. The partners will showcase a production cell where a 50-durometer Dow SILASTIC™ LTC 9400 LSR is overmolded on a custom-designed flying disc.

The production cell will feature Arburg's all-electric 370A Allrounder injection molding machine retrofitted for LSR processing. The IMM will also use a fully integrated Multilift Select robot with 6-kg payload capacity and end-of-arm tooling for tending the automated feeding system, mold, and finished part.

Elmet's top 5000 P metering and mixing system will dispense the SilasticI LTC 9400 LSR material into a single-cavity mold from M.R. Mold & Engineering, utilizing their universal base with a single-drop hot runner system.

Aquatech's Ecosmart LT portable chiller with variable speed compressor and fan will maintain temperature control and optimize the cell's efficiency.

Other featured contributions to this cell include NovaSperse color dispersions from NovationSi.

This cell will demonstrate how the low-temperature curing nature of Dow's Silastic LTC 9400 LSR Series allows over-molding onto low-melting point plastics or other thermally sensitive components, including electronics devices, an application previously not possible with LSRs.

Visit Booth 1346 at MD&M West to learn more. To reserve time with RDAbbott during MD&M West, please contact Tom Jenkins at tjenkins@RDAbbott.com.