Silicone Fabrication Q&A
Answered December 20th, 2229 by Expert:
Statasys and other companies, I believe, do offer rubber or “siliconelike” materials called TangoPlus, Tangogray, and TangoBlack. The resolution and accuracy available are generally good enough to help validate a design, but they are not a replacement for an actual silicone part. As far as why they have not made a rapid prototyping system for silicone, I am not entirely sure. I am guessing that it is due to the peanut butter consistency of silicone in its uncured state. I am sure that it would be very difficult to lay down a thin enough layer to accurately create a part, not to mention then having to heat it up to cure it.