Concept to Serial | Liquid Silicone Rubber LSR | Trelleborg

High Precision LSR and 2C Components

Fully integrated solutions – from first concept through to serial production, from tens of thousands to many millions of parts, we work alongside our customers as a reliable development partner and dependable manufacturer of high quality, high precision LSR and 2C LSR components .

1.  Concept development

  • 'Black box' development
  • Value-engineering of customer concept or existing product
  • Creating ideas
  • DFM (Design for Manufacture)

2.  Product specification

  • Drawings
  • 3D models
  • Critical criteria
  • Cleanliness
  • Special surface finish or treatments
  • Special packaging
  • Product testing

3.  Feasibility analysis

  • FEA simulation
  • Manufacturing feasibility
  • Tool design models
  • Supply chain considerations
  • Feed-to-line concepts

4.  Concept validation

  • Flow simulation
  • Quick prototyping (additive manufacturing)
  • Quick sampling
  • Material evaluation

5.  Testing and validation

  • Dimensions
  • Material properties
  • Functional product testing
  • Surface cleanliness
  • Special testing, e.g. bioburden

6.  Product optimization and design freeze

  • Pre-serial trials
  • DOE (Design of Experiment)

7.  Industrialization

  • Construction of molding and demolding tools and automated handling units
  • Closed loop fully automated cells for high volumes
  • Finalization of serial process in suitable environment: Cleanroom, White room, Gray room, Food safe cells

8.  Serial validation

  • Part and material validation package to suit customer requirements
  • Run@Rate studies
  • Dimensional capability
  • In-line inspection
  • Process audit

9.  Scale-up production

  • Scaled-up tools
  • Scaled-up production cells
  • Advanced automation techniques
  • Direct Line Feed (DLF) programs
  • Ready-to-use product packaging and supply systems