Ponoko

Silicone - Clear

0.020 inches

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What is it

FDA compliant Silicone rubber sheet

Orders using this material generally ship in 1-2 weeks. Find out more.

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Design notes

A transparent silicone sheet with a smooth finish on both sides. A powdery residue builds up on the laser cut edge but this is easily wiped off.

This silicone maintains it's properties over a temperature range of –20° to +180° F.

Durometer hardness is 40A (medium soft). Durometer tolerance is ±5.

Tensile Strength: 800 psi

Typical uses

Becoming more and more common at the consumer level, silicone rubber products can be found in every room of a typical home. From automotive applications; to a large variety of cooking, baking, and food storage products; to apparel, undergarments, sportswear, and footwear; to electronics; to home repair and hardware, and a host of unseen applications.

Adhesives, joints & fastenings

Silicone may be bonded with Sil-Poxy or other silicone based adhesives.

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Ronald says:

good if you're making a present. but if you actually want to get things mass produced youre better off looking else where. maybe even china (unfortunately).

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Josh says:

Agreed entirely! Laser-cutting does not provide the economies of scale offered by other fabrication methods, but can enable small volumes to be made at low cost comparatively.

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Ronald says:

I wonder if we can send them our own silicone material for them to fabricate?

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Josh says:

Hello! It's not possible for us to work with customer-supplied materials, so unfortunately not. Sorry about that!

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Ronald says:

Would you guys consider incorporating DIE cutting as an option for your silicone fabrication method?

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Josh says:

Die cutting isn't out of the question for addition at some future stage, but it's not something on the road map for at least the next year. Hope that helps to clarify!

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Tim says:

Is it possible to quantify just how stretchy this material is? For instance: how long could you safely stretch a 4 inch wide square to, and how many pounds of force would it take to do it?

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Dan says:

Hello! Through our unscientific research here in the laser bay, we have found the following:

0 pounds of force = 4"
5 pounds of force = 6.25"
10 pounds of force = 8"
15 pounds of force = 9.5"
20 pounds of force = 10"

At the 25 pound mark, the silicone begins to permanently deform and break.

Hopefully that gives you a rough idea of this material's elasticity.

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Tim says:

That's perfect - exactly what I needed to know. Thank you!

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Dan says:

Can you guys cut designs out of painters tape? I want to get a sheet of painters tape to make a stencil but I didn't see that in the materials list.

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Dayma says:

Unfortunately, we don't currently stock painters tape as a material and we aren't able to use customer supplied materials.

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