Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging procedure used in radiology. It involves the creation of absorption profiles of an object from many directions and the reconstruction of the volume structure from them. This volume structure then, as with a 3D model, can be used for analyses and measurements.
We at starlim use computed tomography for customer support, as well as for the development and quality assurance of our silicone parts.
- Customer support: e.g. general parts analysis, failure analysis, analysis and parts comparison
- Quality assurance: part measurement, quick OK/NOK analysis, analysis and measurement of complex structures
- Development: failure analysis, data preparation for simulation, analysis of components (including multi-material), verification of developments
Metrotomography significantly shortens development processes, analyzes the quality in the manufacturing process and visualizes defects in the components in relation to the total part in the shortest possible time. With various evaluation options, everything can be visualized in the informative, easily understandable color representation of the geometry comparison to the detailed initial sample test report (target-actual comparison by overlaying the design data).
Using the same digital data set, metrotomography can visualize and measure structures which make it necessary to destroy the components when using conventional coordinate measuring machines. Whether porosity or damage analysis, assembly, defect or material analysis; everything is made possible with the help of the 3D volume model.
At starlim, we have extensive material and process knowledge about the phenomenon of silicone. With reference to your requirements, we start with the product development together.
In our in-house tool shop, the molds for the injection molding production of the starlim are designed and built. This makes us flexible and independent.
Receiving the first near-series LSR parts from starlim after just 10 days is possible thanks to rapid tooling from sterner. This concept was developed in order to be able to offer customers the first injection molded parts within a short period of time.
With the help of a test tool, we can manufacture the first LSR injection molded parts for starlim’s customers under series conditions within a very short time.
Micro injection molding
Micro injection molding
At starlim, components are manufactured in large series as standard, which have a weight of at least 10mg. We refer to silicone components under 10mg as micro injection molding.
In order to have a controlled environment for the production of the purest silicone parts, starlim has its own clean room. This is certified according to the classes ISO 14644-1 class 7 & 8 as well as GMP class C&D.
In the fully automatic injection molding process, one-component and multi-component parts are made from silicone at starlim. Production takes place at the Austrian locations in Marchtrenk, Weißkirchen and Lambach as well as in our Canadian branch in London / Ontario.
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