MD&M West (February 6 – 8)
December 29, 2017
German RepRap’s LAM platform combined with Dow Performance Silicones’ 3D Printable SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is potentially capable of printing functional prototypes and enabling small manufacturing trials of complex parts. Further, the material’s properties closely match those of molded LSR, allowing an easy transfer into injection molding processes for high-volume manufacturing.
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“Innovations in Additive 3D Printing of Silicone Rubber Components” (February 7 | 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.) by Rick Ziebell, Vice President of Technology with RDAbbott
R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. (RDAbbott) is a full-service supplier that’s been serving the rubber industry since 1948. We are staffed with rubber industry experts, equipped with comprehensive testing laboratories, and stocked with leading elastomer products in warehouse locations throughout North America. Our featured laboratory services include in-house design and development capabilities (under ISO 9001:2015) with a technical team that specializes in formulation development and optimization, material testing, process engineering assistance, product characterization, and innovation development. Our product line encompasses a best-in-class list of elastomeric polymers, rubber chemicals, fillers, bonding agents, and testing equipment-all from respected manufacturers with trusted name brands. Visit www.RDAbbott.com to learn more.
About M.R. Mold & Engineering
M.R. Mold & Engineering is a global leader in the design and manufacture of injection molds for liquid silicone rubber (LSR), silicone gumstock, thermoset and thermoplastics. From concept through completion, M.R. Mold applies the expertise and technology to speed your product to market. Product development, design, engineering, manufacturing, validation and molding are all performed in-house. Visit www.mrmold.com to learn more.
About German RepRap GmbH
German RepRap GmbH is headquartered in Feldkirchen, Germany, and was originally founded as the German RepRap Foundation (GRRF) in 2010. It is a German manufacturer of industrial 3D printers “Made in Germany.” The company develops and manufactures 3D printers based on fused filament fabrication, and sells these together with the software, filaments and accessories directly, as well as via a global network of qualified sales partners. German RepRap was the first company in Germany to put a RepRap-based large-capacity 3D printer for professional users on the market in the form of the X400. The product line continues to expand and consists of 3D printers for professional use in the fields of product development, prototyping, mold and model making, architecture and design – right up to a build space of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm. Customers include major global industrial manufacturers from many sectors, including the automotive industry, aerospace, medical technology mechanical and system engineering and much more, as well as designers, architects, artists and other demanding private users. Visit www.germanreprap.com to learn more.
About Dow Performance Silicones
Dow Performance Silicones delivers a portfolio of performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of customers and industries around the world. The business uses innovative silicon-based technology to provide solutions and ingredients to customers in commercial construction and high-performance building, consumer goods, silicone elastomers, and pressure sensitive industries. As a global leader in innovation and silicone technology, we are committed to bringing new and proven solutions to the market that do more for our customers and continue to improve the lives of consumers worldwide. Visit www.dowcorning.com to learn more.
About MD&M West
You’ll find the largest showcase of medtech suppliers in the country, plus a full spectrum of solutions across the advanced design and manufacturing supply chain, at the MD&M West expo. Whether you’re interested in new materials, intelligent sensors, testing solutions, components, packaging, or anything else needed to bring your concept to market, you can source from more than 2,000 cutting-edge suppliers in a time-saving format. Free presentations, interactive events, and fun activities throughout the expo make this a can’t-miss event. Visit www.mdmwest.mddionline.com to learn more.