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What’s the Difference Between Silicone and Fluorosilicone?

Silicone and fluorosilicone are two types of elastomers that are commonly used in a variety of applications. While they are both made from oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen, they differ in their chemical makeup and properties. One of the main differences between silicone and fluorosilicone is the type of polymer chain they contain. Silicone is made…

Die Cutting: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Inspired by innovators and used for centuries in low and high-level production, die cutting is an incredible process that produces parts, artwork, and images with a straightforward process.  If you want a faster, more efficient way to create pieces for your small business or to crank out massive copies of one item, you need die…

O Ring Versus Gasket

Technicians have to be able to seal off fluids from one another or risk a massive leak or worse, a chemical reaction. But which to reach for – an O-ring or a gasket? Are the two ever interchangeable? It’s imperative you know which to reach for in different situations so you can keep your machines…

What is Viton Rubber? (in 3 minutes)

The Chevy Corvair was born with a heart defect. You see, after about 15,000 miles, the neoprene seals on the push rods would start to fail, and oil and gas would mix in the combustion chamber. Not good. The heat in the engine, and the petrochemicals, was destroying the seals. The solution? Viton Rubber seals. …

Why Precision Die-Cutting is Necessary

Every machine and instrument, whether large or small, is made of compact and precise materials. This is where precision die-cutting comes into the picture! As the name suggests, precision die-cutting is the intricate process of cutting and forming material into various shapes and sizes, depending on the purpose it intends to serve.  What is precision…