Product & Tooling Development of Silicone Decorative Light Pop-Ons for the Home Décor Industry

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Silicone Decorative Light Pop-Ons

When approached by a Home Décor Industry customer to develop the silicone light bulb decorations shown here, Lenard Tool & Machine, Inc. (LTM) delivered a comprehensive production solution. LTM called upon its experienced design and fabrication talent to completely address the customer's needs in a timely manner.

Design of a solution was oriented towards creating a durable, reliable molding system for the silicone decorations. Customer-supplied design sketches were used as a foundation for CAD/CAM modeling of the decorations themselves, followed by the creation of molds to produce each unique decoration. Continuous communication was maintained with the customer to ensure adherence to the design intent.

CNC milling and turning, along with secondary surface grinding and bead blasting were utilized on 420 stainless steel to create production molds. LTM's unparalleled tooling capabilities allowed the manufacture of a precise, high-performance mold with strict tolerances of only ±0.005." Dimensional and operational checks concluded the fabrication phase, ensuring that a dependable mold system was delivered.

During the project LTM managed an excellent turnaround time of only 8 months, proving that its synergy of design and fabrication presented the customer tremendous advantage when seeking a complete production solution.

Diligent engineering practice, clever creativity and timely scheduling are the time-tested characteristics that LTM offers to all of its customers. Contact LTM without delay to learn how you can benefit.

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Highlights of this silicone decorative light pop-ons project

Project Scope
Product and tooling development for silicone decorative light pop-ons.
Mold Design Capabilities Applied/Processes
Mold Tooling Design
Mold Tooling Manufacturing
Product Design and Engineering – Modeling
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
CAD & CAM software, CNC milling, CNC turning, surface grinding, bead blasting.
Overall Part Dimensions
Thickness: Varies
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.005”
Material Used
Mold: 420 Stainless Steel pre-hard cavity inserts
Product: Silicon
Material Finish
In process testing/inspection performed
Dimensional Inspection
Functionality Checks
Industry for Use
Home Décor Industry
Delivery/Turnaround Time
8 Months
Delivery Location
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
Product Name
Silicone Decorative Light Pop-Ons

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