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How is this Assembled?

How is this Assembled?

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Hello Everyone!

I have been trying to develop a product which requires the assembly of a silicone slit valve in a plastic component.
I bought a product containing this assembly but I can't seem to figure out how it is done.
The picture below show what I am trying to achieve.



I am assuming that the same principal is applied to achieve the assembly in this picture:



Any advice would be helpful!

Thanks
Abhinav

RE: How is this Assembled?

My first guess is that since the transparent component is injection molded, then the total assembly would be done in a co-injection process. This would support high-volume requirements.

Another guess is a 2-part assembly with the silicone component over-molded/insert-molded into the full assembly, or assembled and heat-staked or ultrasonically welded to the transparent component.

TygerDawg
Blue Technik LLC
Virtuoso Robotics Engineering
www.bluetechnik.com

RE: How is this Assembled?

UV-cured adhesives could also play a role.

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