MIRAMAR, Fla.—Simtec Silicone Parts L.L.C. has partnered with a Tier 1 automotive supplier to produce a new liquid silicone rubber two-shot automotive sealing component.
The custom manufacturer of LSR parts and high precision LSR two-shot components launched full production of the challenging product recently with distribution planned for companies in North America, Europe and Asia.
Simtec produces the component using high cavitation 48+48 cavity LSR and polyamide two-shot tools, one of the largest available, the firm said. In the process, it said,
LSR is molded directly into the polyamide in the same tool where the polyamide originally was molded. Each time the tool closed, 48 polyamide parts are produced and an additional 48 parts are overmolded with LSR, the company said.
Based in Miramar, Simtec manufacturers LSR and LSR two-shot components for the automotive, medical device, cosmetic, consumer goods, food and beverage, appliance, technology, industrial and home entertainment industries globally.