Materials:GE Silicone II
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Material Data For GE Silicone II
Member of Material Category: Thermoset Polymers
Image of GE Silicone II as extruded from syringe; here supported by Easy Squeeze Frosting
GE Silicone II is a 1-part, room-temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone household sealant/caulk/adhesive. It is available in several colors, including transparent, white, black, bronze, and beige. It is easily dispensed from a variety of taper tip diameters, tolerates high temperatures (~392F/200C), and is very chemically inert. It is tack free in ~ 1-2 hours per mm of thickness, and fully cured in 24 hours. When cured, it forms a semi-soft rubber material. It can also be used to make molds for other materials, including epoxies. Before casting epoxy into a silicone mold, be sure that it is fully cured, and coat it with a mold-release agent - for instance cooking spray, or a thin film of dish soap.
Recipe and/or Vendors
- Aubuchon Hardware, USA, US$4.49, 3.5oz
- Available in many hardware and grocery stores
Tool Parameter Files
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- Please name the tools files as:
"MaterialName_TipInternalDiameterInMicrometers_NeedleOrTaper.tool" - see examples below
- Please include your name and a revision date as comments in the tool file so that others can consult with you
- If your file is for a 2-syringe tool machine, please include the prefix Right_ or Left_ to the file name.
- To upload files, please compress them first - the wiki will not allow .tool file extensions.
- Parameters for 250um id taper tip, Evan 03:11, 18 November 2007 (EST)
- Parameters for 840um id taper tip, Evan 02:50, 18 November 2007 (EST)
- Parameters for 840um id taper tip, right syringe of 2-syringe system, Evan 02:50, 18 November 2007 (EST)
Techniques and Examples
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An iPod Skin made of GE Silicone II, supported by Easy Squeeze Frosting
Techniques and Notes
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