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Molding of Rubber and Design of Rubber Molds

Learn the fundamentals of molding rubber mechanical goods and designing their rubber molds, with no reference to the molding of tires. Review applicable molding methods with emphasis on compression, transfer and injection processes. Bring drawings or troublesome parts to address real-world issues during class.

This course can be applied to the Elastomer Technology Certificate.

Who Should Attend

Materials and process engineers, rubber mold designers, quality control personnel and managers of these functions. Companies benefit by sending teams of these personnel since their ability to work together is so important in an efficient design and manufacturing program.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an integrated perspective on rubber molding and design of rubber molds
  • Understand current principles and techniques in the design of molds and molded part design
  • Explore useful design information – valuable for beginners and seasoned practitioners

Course Outline/Topics

  • Basic Rubber Material Overview
  • Basic Overview of Molds and Molding Processes
    • Compression
    • Transfer
    • Injection
  • Overview of Presses and Molding Equipment
  • Basic Mold Construction
  • Mold Steel and Finishing
  • Cavity Inserts, Cores and Core-Bars
  • Gates, Venting and Vacuum
  • Runner Layouts and Cross-Sections
  • Runner Design Techniques
  • Flashless Molding Techniques
  • Wasteless Molding Techniques
  • Special Prototype Mold Designs
  • Rubber to Metal Bonding and/or Over-Molding
  • Mold Operation Techniques
  • Tolerances for Parts and Molds
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Workshop Sessions with Q&A

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Mon.-Wed., Oct. 24-26


Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Terry Chapin
Van Walworth


$1,290 if you register by Wed., Aug. 24.
$1,390 if you register after Wed., Aug. 24.

CEUs: 1.8, PDHs: 18

Enrollment Limit: 40

Program Number: 4830-9073

Note: Class ends at 5:00 p.m. on days one and two and at 2:00 p.m. on day three.

Registration Deadline: Mon., Oct. 24

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