Volume production of silicone and multi-component parts
Production of customized injection molded parts RICO produces one- and multi-component injection molded parts. We manufacture billions of units for a range of different industries every year, using our own injection molding machines featuring automatic materials supply, state-of-the-art post curing furnaces, and machine-level, centralized quality assurance, as well as in clean production environments. All of the parts we produce are customized according to our customers individual specifications – and can be completely bespoke.
Certified industry standards and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, such as mobile monitoring of machinery using control console systems, enable us to produce elastomer parts with minimal flash, no waste and without the need for additional finishing steps. Our extensive development experience, in-house laboratory and mold production department, sophisticated automation systems and precise coordination of all manufacturing steps provide the foundations for fully automated 24-hour production.
Medical components usually need to be manufactured under specific hygienic conditions. Production in clean rooms and hygienic environments is offered by RICO and other members of the RICO GROUP.
Sophisticated mold concepts for silicone injection molding We have been manufacturing injection molds and automation components for fully-automated elastomer processing since 1994. RICO produces molds for processing liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and high temperature vulcanizing silicone rubber (HCR), but we are also experts when it comes making multi-component molds.
Our injection molds are designed and simulated using state-of-the-art CAD systems and then produced with the latest generation of machines. We develop unique concepts that feature fully-automated production using our proprietary cold runner technology, and valve gate nozzle systems (up to 160 cavities); these concepts also minimize cycle times and reduce set-up times thanks to master mold concepts. RICO has also developed a proprietary cold runner technology. We carry out all production steps in-house. Even when it comes to hardening technology, the RICO GROUP ticks every box – we can call upon the expertise of our sister company at HTR Rosenblattl GmbH.
RICO molds allow you to produce tight tolerance parts, with minimal flash, zero waste, and without the need for additional finishing steps. We can also manufacture your injection molded parts for you at RICO.
RICO is a global market leader in the production of multi-component molds. All production steps are carried out in-house or within the RICO GROUP. Our multi-component molds are designed and simulated using the very latest CAD systems. Individual components are made on the latest generation of milling, grinding and lathe machines. RICO can build 2K molds with up to 96+96 cavities. We can also overmold inserts. RICOs multi-component molds are fully-automated and ready-to-use.
RICO produces molds for the following material combinations (2K or more):
Silicone + silicone
Thermoplastic + silicone
Metal + silicone
Glass + silicone
Silicone + other suitable material
Overmolding of your inserts
We have developed unique concepts that feature fully-automated production by means of cold runner technology and valve gate nozzle systems; these concepts also minimize cycle times and reduce set-up times thanks to master mold concepts. In addition, RICO has developed and patented a proprietary cold runner nozzle technology. With RICO molds you can count on process reliability, effective automation solutions and the production of your injection molded parts with minimal flash and no waste.
RICO can carry out all the development work for your silicone or multi-component parts. Or you can select the individual elements you would like us to complete, with RICO playing a co-development role, such as material selection, simulations or bonding tests. The goal is always to bring your part to production readiness, which means our expertise also encompasses production-process development. Put simply, we are the experts and your first point of contact when it comes to production of your silicone and multi-component parts. Whatever your requirements.
Product category: Injection molding, Toolmaking, mold making
Highly automated processes are essential for the injection molding of silicone parts. RICO will provide you with a mold together with a fully customized automation solution. We will tailor all automation steps and downstream processes to your individual needs.
If you carry out further processing steps that must take place on your premises, wed like to find out about them. Our automation solutions can eliminate the need for additional assembly and delivery preparation steps. We can automate production every step of the way, from the injection molding process right through to packing of the finished parts.
Rapid production of demonstration and other prototypes for functional testing
Do you need initial prototypes of your silicone or 2K parts for demonstration and functional testing as quickly as possible? RICOs prototyping services get the job done!
Prototypes are vital to turning developments into actual products. Initial tests can be carried out quickly. We find the ideal prototype concept to meet each customers specific requirements. The form of prototyping that best satisfies your needs depends on the:
complexity of your product
and the specifications for real-life operating conditions.
Turnkey delivery of complete injection molding systems With options including sheet metal strips using reel-to-reel, other metal component feeding, or an inline plasma treatment, RICOs turnkey system solutions cover the production process from start to finish. On request, we take over the plant specification, definition of interfaces with suppliers and project partners, project management and coordination between the project partners.
Acceptance of the entire system takes place at RICO. We then rebuild it in exactly the same way at your facility, where we support you with a complete commissioning process. RICO places a strong emphasis on "know-how" transfer for the entire process. Thats why our staff provides your team with on-site training on operating your new system.
RICO Elastomere Projecting GmbH RICO Elastomere Projecting GmbH, located in Thalheim near Wels / Upper Austria, is a professional in the construction of injection molding tools, automation and the production of elastomer parts. Injection molded parts are produced in one-, two- or multi-component injection molding, processed liquid (LSR) and solid silicones (HCR). Tools and injection parts are used in a wide range of industries in the sanitary and household industry, the automotive industry, medical technology or the electronics industry. www.rico.at
RICO GROUP GmbH RICO GROUP is a premium global provider of complex individual elastomer and plastics projects. Through four locations worldwide (Austria, Switzerland, USA) the group has established a globally powerful technology and production network. Its portfolio of service ranges from the manufacturing of injection molds to the special production of customized components, with consulting costs included throughout development stages. The group focuses on the processing of elastomers, particularly in the liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and solid silicone rubber (HCR) varieties. The parts are manufactured using one-shot, two-shot or multi-component injection molding. www.rico-group.net