Do you have a vision for a new product in mind, but still haven’t found a way to make it a reality? Do you already know exactly what geometry your product should have, but still need support in choosing the right material? Then starlim is here to help and advise you on everything you need to know for product development.
The starlim R&D team has extensive material and process knowledge on all aspects pertaining to silicone as a material, with a clear focus on the application and its requirements. We work closely with our customers as needed; we start by brainstorming together, move on to the design of the specification before proceeding to define the material and geometry.
By means of informative and comprehensive material and product tests, the team checks the functionality of your silicone part even before it is mass-produced and thus contributes significantly to the success of your product. This is done on the basis of the existing know-how from standardized tests (e.g. Din, ISO, …) and then transferring it to the finished component on the basis of in-depth knowledge of the material’s behavior under application conditions.
„Designing a product is designing a relationship.“
– Steve Rogers, Interaction Designer
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.
We stick to the “single source supply” principle. Marchtrenk is not only the center for the development of products. Here we design and produce the molds for injection molding products exclusively in our own tool making department. Our expertise is concentrated entirely here at our HQ. This makes us independent and we can react in a flexible manner.
Early mass production-like LSR parts within only 10 working days – this is rapid tooling starlim-sterner-style.
Rapid Tooling – fast tool making – was developed so our customers could be offered first LSR injection parts after a brief time span; those parts were made under mass production-like conditions.
First serial parts within a short span of time. By producing a test tool it is possible to offer our customers LSR injection molding parts which after a brief time span were made under mass production conditions.
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.