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Kaitlin Chitaman, Extreme Molding Engineer, Presents at LSR 2021

2021-10-21T14:32:12-04:00October 27, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

What is the LSR 2021 Conference?  From September 13-16, 2021 the 3rd Annual Liquid Silicone Rubber Conference was held in Schaumburg, Illinois.  This conference brings esteemed professionals and scientists from around the world together to cover a range of engaging topics in all aspects of Liquid Silicone Rubber. The conference educates its attendees on the new commercial uses for LSR in various markets [...]

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A Deep Dive into the Extreme Molding Manufacturing Process

2021-10-21T13:30:46-04:00October 19, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

At Extreme Molding we often get asked the question, “What makes you the number one silicone injection molder of consumer products in the USA?” The answer we give them is simple. We are unlike any other silicone products manufacturer. Our personal approach, full-service model, and proprietary manufacturing process are designed to ease the [...]

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Silicone – Sustainable & Eco-Friendly

2021-08-06T18:45:39-04:00February 15, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

The environmentalist Rachel Carson wrote, "In every curving beach, in every grain of sand, there is a story of the Earth."  Silicone is part of that story.  Let us start at the beginning, shall we?  Once upon a time thousands of years ago rocks began breaking down through erosion. One of the [...]

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Some Women Buy Jewelry…We buy Injection Molding Machines!

2021-08-04T18:15:22-04:00February 1, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Some Women Buy Jewelry...We buy Injection Molding Machines! Eddie Mack - Engineering Manager /  Joanne Duncan - Co-Owner When my Business Partner, Lynn Momrow-Zielinski and I started Extreme Molding in 2002, it never occurred to us that we would be singled out as a “women owned business”, we just loved Engineering and Manufacturing, long [...]

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Prototyping with Silicone

2021-08-06T17:55:57-04:00December 2, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“So, I have this silicone product idea and I am not sure if it’s exactly the way I want it. What’s the best approach?” You are not alone. Most customers are uncomfortable moving ahead with hard production tooling without prototype parts that verify their design will perform as intended and be accepted in the [...]

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How much will my mold cost?

2022-02-03T18:21:26-05:00August 24, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

"How much is my mold going to cost?" This must be the most asked question in the LSR & Plastics molding industry. As a sales representative, it is my job to help guide you in the most efficient and cost effective way of getting your product to market. It all starts with a [...]

Chinese vs. USA Molding: The Pro’s and the Con’s

2021-08-06T15:58:38-04:00February 23, 2020|Tags: , , , |

In today's aggressive business climate, entrepreneurs and large businesses alike must make one of the more important decisions - to manufacture their products in the United States or in China? At Extreme Molding, we compete against Chinese manufacturing quotes daily and know the comparison firsthand. There are significant differences in the way molding business [...]

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Silicone Overmolding Secrets

2021-08-06T15:02:31-04:00July 31, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Silicone overmolding is an injection molding process that molds silicone over, under, or through a substrate material to complete the final part. By allowing product designers to combine the best of two materials, this manufacturing process supports variations in durometer and rigidity. For example, a soft silicone rubber can be molded over a handle [...]

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Launching a New Silicone Product in 2019

2021-08-06T13:17:07-04:00January 25, 2019|Tags: , , , |

With the New Year it's an ideal time to expand or diversify your product offerings and to consider your silicone manufacturing options. You may be looking to offer silicone products to be used in medical settings, in the home, or for a variety of business needs across industries (such as infant care or pet products). No matter [...]