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Proto Labs Expands Materials List

Proto Labs, a provider of rapid prototyping and manufacturing services, has aded medical-grade liquid silicone rubber (LSR) from Down Corning to its materials portfolio. The rubber can be used for injection molding and is an addition to Proto Labs’ standard and optical-grade LSR materials.

Medical-grade LSR, according to the company, is a low-viscosity thermoset material that is biocompatible. It also has strong thermal, chemical and electrical resistance.

“With this advanced new silicone product from Dow Corning, we are staying on the front end of technology and industry trends,” says Jeff Schipper, global segmentation manager at Proto Labs. “QP1-250 is particularly beneficial to those developing wearable products for the fitness industry.”

For more information, visit Proto Labs.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.


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