What is LIM™?

LIM™  stands for “Liquid Injection Molding”.  It utilizes L.S.R. or Liquid Silicone Rubber to produce the part.  This is a relatively new process of injecting Silicone developed over the last 20 years.  It uses equipment similar to plastic injection presses with the exception that the injection barrel is cooled and the platen or mold is heated to accomplish the “cure” of the polymer.  There are several advantages to LIM™.  In large quantities, the economies of scale are such that injection molding yields a much lower part price using fewer cavities.  The process is relatively flash-free and clean making it ideal for many Medical, Food Grade, electronic and aerospace applications.