MD&M West (February 11 – 13)

RDAbbott is proud to announce its partnership with M.R. Mold & Engineering in Booth 1346 at MD&M West in Anaheim, California, February 11 – 13, 2020. Together, with our collaborative partners, we will be featuring a custom-designed flying disc over-molded with 50-durometer Dow SILASTIC™ Low Temperature Cure (LTC) 9400 Series Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR).

The production cell will feature ARBURG’s all-electric 370 A 600-100 Allrounder Injection Molding Machine (IMM) retrofitted for LSR processing. The IMM will also use a fully integrated MULTILIFT SELECT robot with 6 kg. payload capacity and end-of-arm tool for tending the automated feeding system, mold, and finished part set-down to the integrated conveyor.

ELMET’s Top 5000 P Metering & Mixing system will dispense the SILASTIC™ LTC 9400 LSR material into a single-cavity mold from M.R. Mold & Engineering, utilizing their Universal Base with a single-drop hot runner system.

Aquatech’s Ecosmart LT portable chiller with variable speed compressor and fan will maintain temperature control and optimize the cell’s efficiency.

Other featured contributions to this cell include NovaSperse® color dispersion from NovationSi for LSR and Moldex3D mold flow simulation and analysis services from Kruse Analysis.

This cell will demonstrate how the low-temperature curing nature of Dow’s SILASTIC™ LTC 9400 LSR Series allows over-molding onto low-melting point plastics or other thermally sensitive components, including electronics devices—an application previously not possible with LSRs. To purchase this material, or for more information, contact RDAbbott.


Register online at and use promo code SPECIAL to receive a free expo pass and 20% off conference pricing compliments of M.R. Mold & Engineering.

Your pass will also give you access to four other leading shows across a full spectrum of solutions spanning plastics, packaging, automation, and design engineering.

To reserve time with us during the conference, please contact Tom Jenkins at


About MD&M West
Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West is where serious professionals find the technologies, education, and connections to stay ahead in the global medical manufacturing community. In addition to more than 1,900 cutting-edge suppliers showcasing the latest solutions in contract manufacturing, manufacturing equipment, automation, R&D, medical device components, materials, plastics, and more, MD&M West hosts the largest three-day medtech conference in North America. Visit to learn more.

About RDAbbott
R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott) is a full-service elastomers supplier and materials science company that’s been serving the rubber industry since 1948. They are staffed with rubber industry experts, equipped with comprehensive testing laboratories, and stocked with leading elastomer products in warehouse locations throughout North America. Featured laboratory services include in-house design and development capabilities (under ISO 9001:2015). Their product line encompasses a best-in-class list of elastomeric polymers, rubber chemicals and dispersions, polymeric plasticizers, fillers, bonding agents, and testing equipment—all from respected manufacturers with trusted name brands. To learn more, visit

About M.R. Mold & Engineering
M.R. Mold & Engineering is a global leader in the design and manufacture of injection molds for 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 to learn more.

About Arburg
ARBURG is a leading global manufacturer of plastic processing machines. ARBURG is represented by fully owned organisations at 34 locations in 26 countries and together with trading partners in more than 100 countries. Of a total of around 3,000 employees, about 2,500 work in Germany. Further information about ARBURG can be found at

ELMET of Oftering, Austria, established in 1996, is an internationally successful developer and manufacturer of LSR dosing systems, fully automatic injection molds, valve gate cold decks, and turnkey installations for processing silicones and rubbers. Including the staff of its ELMET North America sales and service organization, the company has some 200 staff. Visit 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 to learn more.

About Aquatech
Aquatech is the Piovan Group company that designs and manufactures advanced cooling systems for industrial production where high performance and energy efficiency define the quality of the product. Visit to learn more.

About NovationSi
NovationSi specializes in high quality dispersions and colorants for high consistency and liquid silicone rubber. Visit to learn more.

About Kruse Analysis
Kruse Analysis, founded by Torsten Kruse, provides innovative mold flow CAE simulation services to the injection molding industry. Visit to learn more.