Nürnberg, Germany –Dow Performance Silicones is presenting Silastic silicone and fluorosilicone rubber technologies and an expanded offering of Nordel EPDM suitable for automotive dense and sponge profiles.
Silastic silicone elastomers are used in automotive and other demanding applications where performance, reliability, safety and aesthetics are required.
A focus of the Dow exhibit will be the company’s new Evolv3d LC 3335 liquid silicone rubber for 3D printing.
Based on Silastic elastomer technology and developed in collaboration with a leading 3D printer manufacturer – German RepRap GmbH – this technology brings the power and versatility of silicone technology to liquid additive manufacturing.
The material enables fast prototyping and production of complex parts as well as new design options that fully match the performance of traditionally moulded parts.
To demonstrate the capabilities of Evolv3d LC 3335 LSR, Dow will be using the material to manufacture high-performance silicone rubber parts on a German RepRap Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) 3D printer.
Elsewhere at the show:
Engel Austria GmbH will be injection-moulding Silastic NPC 9300-50 LSR, a low-volatility, high-strength silicone elastomer formulated to meet the requirements of food and infant care regulated applications without the need for post-cure.
UNIpace-University of Kassel (Hall 12, Stand 356) will be making foamed LSR parts by injection molding of modified Silastic LTC 9400-50 LSR.
At the poster session, Dow will present Nordel EPDM in peroxide crosslinked rubber compounds, a poster illustrating the benefits of the material for coolant hoses.