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Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication

Receive a comprehensive overview of silicone elastomers, including basic silicone chemistry, types of silicone elastomers, manufacturing processes, fabrication techniques, problem-solving and application areas. With an emphasis on liquid injection molding, learn from a panel of experts in the silicones field, and discuss specific projects of interest.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Elastomer Technology Certificate
Plastics Technology Certificate

Who Should Attend

Both entry-level and experienced rubber technologists, rubber chemists, process engineers, laboratory managers, supervisors, technicians, shop foremen, quality assurance managers and engineers, technical sales personnel and rubber producers and users.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Visit M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. to experience the production of an actual liquid silicone rubber part
  • Observe pump design and operation, machine setup and operation, flow analysis, and more
  • Understand material selection, dispensing methods, injection molding process, tool design and bonding alternatives

Course Outline/Topics

Silicone Elastomer Technology

  • Silicone Product Categories
  • Why Silicone?
  • Silicone Markets and Applications
  • Silicone Manufacturing Process
  • Nomenclature
  • HCE/HCR Technology
  • LIM/LSR Technology
  • Testing and Specifications
  • Elastomer Properties

Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR / LIM)

  • Why Liquid Silicones?
  • Comparison with HCE and TPE
  • Process Overview
  • Dispensing Systems
  • Injection Equipment
  • Molding Parameters
  • Automation
  • Demolding
  • Flow Analysis and Simulation
  • Troubleshooting

Tooling Design And Construction

  • Materials
  • Machining Methods
  • Hot Runner vs. Cold Runner
  • Valve Gate vs. Open Gate
  • Venting and Gating
  • Cavitation
  • Balanced Design
  • DOs and DON’Ts

Adhesion And Bonding Of Silicone Rubber

  • Definition of Adhesion
  • Types of Adhesion
  • Measurement of Adhesion
  • Overmolding
  • Two Component Molding
  • Surface Modification
  • Troubleshooting

Class Project

  • Performance Objectives
  • Material and Equipment Requirements
  • Prototyping
  • Cost Analysis
  • Debugging

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

Tue.-Fri., Feb. 2-5, 2016

8am-4:30pm

Location: Embassy Suites Anaheim/Orange, 400 North State College Boulevard, Orange, CA

Instructors:
Mel Toub
Bob Pelletier
John Timmerman
Juergen Giesow
Rick Finnie

Fee:

$1,090 if you register by Wed., Dec. 2.
$1,290 if you register after Wed., Dec. 2.

CEUs: 2.4, PDHs: 24

Enrollment Limit: 50

Program Number: 4830-8380

Registration Deadline: Tue., Feb. 2, 2016

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