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    Cable Connection Announces New Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) at its Fremont, California facility

    LIM and LSR offer the best combination of durability and flexibility for medical, automotive and aerospace components, optimizing costs and yields

    Fremont, California-- April 24, 2013 -Cable Connection, an industry leader in global cable, connectivity and OEM product solutions manufacturing, today announced that they are now offering injection molding using liquid silicone rubber (LSR). This process, also referred to as liquid injection molding (LIM), enables Cable Connection to augment its current abilities in the production of connector overmolds, connector boots, and cable yokes. These components are often used in high and low temperature applications such as medical, aerospace, and automotive and offer a superior choice because liquid silicone rubber remains flexible and elastic even at temperature extremes. Adding these capabilities allows Cable Connection€™s existing and new customers the choice of overmolding their products using a wider range of materials with greater ranges in thermal performance. In addition, the Cable Connection LIM equipment is fitted with colorization capabilities, making it very simple to adjust pigmentation to suit the customer€™s needs.

    Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) offers real benefits to customers:

    • It is flexible, durable, transparent, and ultraviolet and stain resistant, making it a better choice for markets where aesthetics are key.
    • Unlike conventional rubber, LSR can withstand extreme temperatures without changing its properties, enabling high heat autoclave sterilization or use in very cold environments.
    • LSR can be molded to varying wall thicknesses, within the same part, enabling ease of manufacturing for complex devices, ideal for intricate designs and close-tolerance parts.
    • Tooling designs are simplified as liquid silicone rubber flows readily into very thin cross sections, tight radii and thick or thin features. Tooling surfaces do not have to be highly polished, and draft angles are not required to facilitate removal of the finished component from the tooling, reducing manufacturing costs.
    • When the cure cycle is complete, the molded silicone assembly can be removed without concern of distortion or tearing as the silicone is fully cured, further optimizing costs and yields.

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