Food safe rapid prototyping materials available at LPE

LPE has recently introduced new rubber materials to the wide range of Vacuum Casting materials on offer. Food safe silicone components can now be produced within days at the Belfast RP bureau.

The new Smooth-Sil® 940, the Sorta Clear® Series of rubber materials provides customers with a food safe option for prototypes and low volume production components. The new silicone rubber materials are even suitable for making baking moulds and trays, ice trays, casting butter, chocolate and other applications used to produce foods.

While some silicones are certified safe for basic food contact, these materials have been tested by an independent laboratory to comply with the total extractive limits. Parts can be used extensively in food preparation for trays, moulds, silicone rubber utensils etc.
Available in Shore 18A, 37A and 40A hardness, these rubber materials feature high tensile and tear strength. Parts can also be pigmented to match a customer’s colour of preference.
With FDA compliance, customers can also use the new silicone materials to produce low volume production runs of parts in just a few days.

At LPE we are proud to have a highly skilled team of dedicated craftsmen, with a wealth of experience in the production of high quality cast components. Vacuum Castings can not only be produced in a wide range of surface finishes and colours, but can also be drilled, tapped, insert moulded and over moulded on request.

"We are constantly pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve for ALL our customers. Prototypes or production, we can provide to a range of industries, and these new materials open that even further. We are also currently looking into several new materials in both our casting range and across our processes, from plastics to metals. So watch this space…"
Campbell Evans – Sales Director