Well-designed mold optimizes the productivity of the mold
Stereolithography (3D printing) does not currently include a silicone material. We offer our customers real molded silicone parts by producing a “Micromold” with only 1 cavity in a short time(normally in one week).
So, mold design is our first step in prototyping. It is crucial to crat a product with high manufacturability. Good mold design for each can contribute to improved part quality and optimum cycle time, and optimize the productivity of the mold.
Our engineers are tool and mold makers with decades of experience designing the most robust and innovative tools in the industry. Contact our tooling experts to get your silicone creation prototyped.
In-house CNC machine shop help streamline the product development process
CNC milling and machining bring your CAD drawing into the physical world. Unlike other factories that send your mold out for initial precision tooling and any future adjustments, HB Silicone has an in-house tool shop. This means that potential mold adjustments are more affordable and have higher turnaround times.
Not only do our experienced machinists offer unparalleled insight into a mold design, but adjusting a mold once created is more cost and time-effective with our in-house time. Additionally, we are able to reduce mistakes and lead times with our in-house machine shop.
HB Silicone’s in-house tool shop consists of 2 latest state-of-the-art 3-axis CNC machines and 2 milling machines. Our proprietary CNC milling and machining processes enable quick turnaround and beat your deadlines with our quick-turn CNC machining.
Our precision CNC machine shop is devoted to customers hoping to create a custom silicone product. Seek a toolmaker/molder and silicone manufacturer for creating a silicone part? Contact us now.
Surface treatments improve tool performance & life span and enhance silicone parts’ appearance
Proper treatment of the mold’s surface is key to silicone product quality, product hand comfortability, appearance, corrosion resistance, tool life, increase performance, reduce wear, etc.
At HB Silicone, widely applied tool mold surface treatments during silicone product development include:
- Polish: a technique that helps to obtain smooth mold surfaces
- Texture: adding a pattern (the texture or grain) to the mold surface
- Plating/Coating: add a layer of protection to the mold surface
- Sand Blasting: remove paint, rust, and residue from oxidation, remove scratches or casting marks on the mold surface, and reach a better appearance of silicone parts
At HB Silicone, our in-house mold design & manufacturing help streamline the silicone product development process. If you have a great idea, we can help bring it to life. Start your custom silicone project today.
Bring your design into a real product that you can check and test
Once the tooling is finished, we will be able to produce physical prototypes for confirmation. We will check the functionality and critical dimensions before we ship the parts to customers for inspection and additional testing.
Customers are able to see their concept, or idea into a handheld product that allows them to see, touch and test the function. Necessary adjustments can be made as required. We will conduct a second mold revilement, and again ship improved parts to you for inspection, as required.
Please note that once our mold and parts meet the customer requirement, but the customers request part changes for their reason, requests can normally be accomplished, but are the customer’s responsibility.
From Concept Design to Working Models. At HB Silicone we not only help with your prototypes, but also with industrial design, engineering, and manufacturing. Have a new silicone product idea and need it prototyped and manufactured? Welcome to contact us.
Build your brand identity
The logo is an easy way to spread your brand, let people know, and find you more quickly. HB Silicone offers branding services for logoed corporate silicone products.
For silicone parts, there are 4 ways to put your logo on silicone products:
- Debossed or embossed LOGO on tool mold directly
- Printed LOGO
- Etch or laser engraved LOGO
- Epoxy LOGO
Read more about how to put your LOGO
on silicone products.