THE INFLUENCE OF SILICON RUBBER AGING ON PARTS OBTAINED IN FLEXIBLE MOLDS
Silicone rubber flexible molds are used to obtain parts for small volume production. The use of molds, after long periods of time, leads to the possibility that mold material aging influences the parts quality. This paper aim is to analyze how the mechanical properties of the silicone rubber are changing and how the aging influences the quality of the molded parts. Through the presented studies, it is possible to establish until when silicone rubber molds can be used so that the obtained pieces are not influenced by mold material mechanical properties.
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