Rubber Industries (Shakopee, MN) has expanded its rubber contract manufacturing capabilities to include liquid injection molding of liquid silicone rubber. The company will use 24-ton Boy Presses, which can handle mold sizes up to 10x12 inches and a maximum shot size of 65g. The molding systems utilize a modular mold base system that accommodates cavity blocks of 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 inches. For more information, visit www.rubberindustries.com.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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