silicone rubber


Definition of silicone rubber

: rubber made from silicone elastomers and noted for its retention of flexibility, resilience, and tensile strength over a wide temperature range

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Recent Examples on the Web Transcend uses a three-stage shock protection system, including a silicone rubber case, to protect your device from breaking. Leeron Hoory, Popular Science, "Portable external hard drives to back up your files and photos," 26 Sep. 2019 Enter silicone rubber — a substance found in bathroom caulk. Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press, "40-year-old technology may be the last chance for some COVID-19 patients," 23 Apr. 2020 This is a device about the size of a thumb drive made of clear silicone rubber with two tiny hollow parallel channels cut into it that are separated by an even thinner porous membrane. Wendy Moonan, Smithsonian, "How Biology Inspires Future Technology," 27 Aug. 2019 The fingertips of the gloves were made from silicone rubber for sensitivity, according to the Air and Space Museum. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong put a flag on the moon. Here's what you can and can't see in the iconic photo," 19 July 2019 Nimble is a silicone rubber finger thimble in which a tiny ceramic blade is embedded. Judi Dash,, "These items help you find your stuff, ease your pain, make the cut and drift off to sleep," 23 Apr. 2018 SoFi's back half is made of silicone rubber and flexible plastic, while the head, which holds all the electronics, is 3D-printed. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "MIT's Robot Fish Can Blend in and Spy on Real Sea Creatures," 21 Mar. 2018 The interior of the tunnel was surrounded by plates made of silicone rubber and aluminum oxide powder. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Scientists Capture a “Sonic Boom” of Light," 23 Jan. 2017 The material is silicone rubber embedded with fiber mesh. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "Like Octopus Skin, This New Material Goes From 2D to 3D in Seconds," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of silicone rubber

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Silicone rubber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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