Silicone Tube Replacement for Respirator

Impossible Silicone Complex Design

The Challenge

  • Customer needed to produce 100 translucent, durable, yet pliable 1.5-inch tubes with multiple grooved bends and a 1.5 mm hollow core for use in one of its ventilation products
  • Traditional method required significant tooling at higher cost.

The Solution

The tube printed with LOCTITE 3D 5010 Elastomeric  material replaced 3 RTV silicone parts assembly.

Benefits

  • Complex geometry customization from 3 to 1 printed part
  • 10x cost reduction per part
  • 9X lead time reduction

Developed together with

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