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Binding Ceramic to Silicone?

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I'm looking to bind a 2mm x 8mm piece of ceramic to a piece of silicone rubber. 

Is it possible to bind these two materials together, preferably without using glue or epoxy? 

I was thinking perhaps it would be possible with heat, but not sure how feasible it would be.

Many thanks in advance for any help!

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Silicone only really likes to stick to silicone, otherwise you're looking at more of a mechanical fit.

My best advice is to get a hold of some food-grade casting silicone and basically cast your own ONTO the clay object.

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As others have noted, silicone can be very tricky to get to stick to certain materials. Silicone glues/caulks are not always 100% silicone but have an adhesive added to promkte, well adhesion and durability. Pure silicone is not very durable and won't withstand much handling/use before it will wear off. A rubber, like plasti tool dip, can be brushed or dipped on with great success, but may not survive a lot of dishwashing, likely isnt food grade, and microwave safe. I believe Matt long used tool dip on mug handles; might contact for more info. There are lots of other urethanes and other rubbers which might be better for your job. More details on what specifically you're trying to do with bonding silicone to ceramic might yield better ideas. 

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