Technical Development on Rapid Green Silicone Rubber Mold
Rapid tooling technology is regarded as an important approach of reducing the cost and time to market for new products. Silicone rubber mold is frequently employed in the indirect tooling. Based on green manufacturing, a green silicone rubber mold fabrication process is developed and implemented in this work. This method provided a new, simple and green manufacturing to produce silicone runner mold. The advantages of this method include high yields of the mold fabrication, reducing the cost in the mold fabrication and environmentally conscious manufacturing. The saving in the cost of silicone rubber mold fabrication is up to 35.66 %.
C. C. Kuo et al., "Technical Development on Rapid Green Silicone Rubber Mold", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 2201-2205, 2012