a unique mold-making process with the SiOCAST silicone mold system.
Faster turnaround times, more consistent results, and reduced production costs
unique silicone mold configuration strategy
The silicone of the SiOmold is composed of an elastomer of high quality and duration.
Due to its excellent properties of thermal and mechanical resistance, it adapts to all the requirements of the new injection process.
Looking to streamline your mold-making process and achieve higher levels of detail and accuracy? Look no further than SiOCAST's silicone molding process with 3D-printed rapid tooling!
a quest to expand silicone rubber applications
What if we could merge the advantages of an industrial manufacturing process like injection molding and the advantages of low cost, rapid tooling, and high details of the silicone rubber molds?
This is the question many have had over the years and now is possible thanks to SiOCAST, a company from the CONIEX group.
As a silicone manufacturing company, CONIEX’s goal was to push the boundaries of the applications and markets where their silicone molding products could be used. Solving the injection molding problem was the main goal of the management team, so back in 2006, the company started intense R&D projects to make it happen.
choose the right silicone for your project and in less than 2 hours you will have your mold ready for production
Our innovated mold-making process starts with 3D-printed masters, which are precisely embedded into silicone rubber. Afterward, we use a vulcanization process to ensure that the final product replicates the original master with maximum precision. Finally, the injection process begins, completing the intricate process of creating innovative molds
make the mold
To create silicone molds we use a hard HTV silicone material with 65 or 80 Shore A hardness. Made of an elastomer with excellent thermal and mechanical resistance made by us. The silicone is placed in a precise metal frame and the 3D-printed masters and the runners are added on top. Talcum is spread on top as a releasing agent and the mold is closed. The process can take from ten minutes to three hours, depending on the mold's complexity.
vulcanize the mold
The metal box then goes inside the vulcanizing press (SiOpress), in which the silicone and 3D-printed masters are pressurized and heated. During the 40-60 min. vulcanization process, the silicone will become liquid, and at this moment, it is copying every single detail from the 3D printed masters before bonding the elastomer chains and becoming a vulcanized mold.
inject the mold
Once the mold has cooled, it is opened and the 3D printed masters are removed, leaving behind a high-quality final mold ready for use in the SiOCAST machine. And because the 3D printed masters can be re-used, you can enjoy the benefits of our process again and again.
In SiOCAST we have developed a unique process that is the result of our most innovative ideas. We have achieved to fit in very compact equipment (SiOform1) with all the technology that enables this new and patented process to operate.
A process in which the silicone makes the difference copying all the details from your masters.
Life extends between 300 to 500 cycles
At SiOCAST, we're proud to offer a patented technology that combines our own high-quality silicone, a proprietary metallic frame for vulcanizing silicone molds, specialized tools to improve the mold-making process, and a wealth of mold-making knowledge and mold design strategies.
With this comprehensive approach, we're able to provide our customers with everything they need to create top-quality silicone molds that meet their specific needs and requirements. Whether you're looking to produce precise and accurate parts, reduce production costs, or streamline your mold-making process, with SiOmold you have the tools and expertise to help you achieve your goals.
So if you're in need of top-quality molds and expert guidance, look no further than SiOCAST. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take your mold-making process to the next level.
a mold system flexible for multiple configuration
SiOmold silicone ensures a very long mold life to guarantee low production costs. A very high level of detail in copying the originals is achieved as well as comfortable work in the manufacture and safe and uniform vulcanization.
Traditionally, creating molds involved developing them from physical master models or patterns that were often made by hand sculpting, spin casting, or CNC machining. But with the advent of high-quality, affordable SLA 3D printing, SiOCAST has been able to reliably introduce 3D printed masters into their workflow, resulting in molds with higher levels of detail and accuracy.
unlimited applications with the SiOmold system
Injection overmolding is the perfect solution for creating high-quality and consistent parts with improved strength, durability, and resistance to wear and tear. With precise control over the shape, size, and other characteristics of the final product, injection overmolding is an effective way to reduce production costs while still maintaining top-notch quality. This process also reduces turnaround times, providing the ability to produce parts quickly and efficiently. All in all, injection overmolding is an advantageous and cost-effective method for producing high-quality parts with greater strength and endurance.
Using silicon mold combined with SLA technology allows for the creation of hybrid molds that offer several advantages over traditional mold-making methods. For one, the combination of these two technologies allows for the production of highly detailed and accurate parts, as the SLA process is capable of producing precise and intricate shapes. Additionally, the silicone mold adds durability and flexibility, allowing the hybrid mold to be used for a wider range of applications. Another advantage of using silicon mold and SLA technology is the ability to create complex geometries and intricate details, making it ideal for producing parts with challenging or intricate designs. Overall, the use of silicon mold and SLA technology allows for the creation of high-quality, durable, and precise molds that can be used in a variety of applications.
This innovative approach to silicone mold-making allows for faster turnaround times, more consistent results, and reduced production costs.
So why wait? Try SiOCAST's silicone molding process with 3D-printed rapid tooling today and see the difference it can make in your production process!
order now for only 350 € *(shipping included). This price will be rebated in case of equipment purchase.
ORDER YOUR TEST MOLD
testing the finished quality of your miniatures being cast with SiOCAST.
from your metal, resin, or 3D printed masterpieces we will make a mold and send you the pieces cast with our machines.
Register for the following Webinar where we explain the whole process with lots of details, real casting, and mold making