Silicone Mold Prototype
Our team of experts at Chicago Gasket Company has been fabricating custom components for the most demanding industries since 1949. We are one of the largest PTFE processors in the region, and provide our services to customers across a broad range of industries. The work highlighted here is an ongoing project, which requires a great deal of collaboration with the client to create a finalized molding and casting prototype.
At the present time, we are exploring using virgin PTFE with our 3-axis CNC lathe. This machine will allow us to create the mold in one operation, ultimately providing very quick production cycle times. The current rendering of the casting features dimensions of: 2-1/2" O.D. x 1" I.D. x 1" thick. Our highly accurate machinery allows us to work to tolerances of ±0.003". In this project as with all the work we do, comprehensive testing and inspection is performed to ensure our work is of the highest quality.
When the final design is determined and the prototype is approved, we will also reform the production run. We are accustomed to working with clients at every phase of the fabrication process. We not only ensure that the final product will fulfill their most demanding requirements, but will also meet or exceed all relevant industry standards--all with some of the most competitive lead times in the industry.
To find out more about our PTFE work and how we can put our experience to work for your next project, please contact us directly.
Silicone Mold Prototype Highlights
- Project Name & Description
- Silicone Casting Mold for the molding industry
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
- Fully machine in a single operation; turn & mill
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- 3-Axis CNC Lathe w/Live Tooling
- Overall Part Dimensions
- 2 ½ o.d. x 1 i.d. x 1.00 Thick
- Tightest Tolerances
- +/- .003
- Material Used
- Virgin PTFE
- Industry for Use
- In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
- FAI, in Process, Final
- Standards Met
- Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing