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.
Inventioneer – Consultant – Idea Guy – Rubber Whisperer Van Walworth is the president of Research & Design Specialties, Inc., based out of the Nashville, TN area. Walworth’s professional career spans over three decades as a practitioner of product R&D, ... read more
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
- Basic Rubber Material Overview
- Basic Overview of Molds and Molding Processes
- 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)
- Workshop Sessions with Q&A
All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.
Date: Mon.-Wed., Oct 15-17
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education
$1,290 by Wed., Aug. 15.
$1,390 after Wed., Aug. 15.
CEUs: 2, PDHs: 20
Enrollment Limit: 40
Program Number: 4830-10409
Note: Class ends at 5PM on days 1 and 2 and at 3PM on day 3
Registration Deadline: Mon., Oct. 15