Best Practices in Rubber to Metal Bonding

Returning spring 2015!
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404
Cost: $600 USD
CEU's: .75
Instructor: Roger Morphew

Course Overview

This one day course will teach the student not only the best practices, but also how to avoid the worst practices in rubber to metal bonding.  Included in the discussion will be metal surface preparation, adhesive application, prepared insert handling, insert loaders, cleanliness to protect bonding properties and bond killers to avoid.  This course is low on theoretical content, high on practical content and based on real-world experience.  The information gained in this course should prove valuable as a supplier evaluation tool for anyone who is responsible for purchasing rubber to metal bonded parts.  Also the course should prove very useful to technical people and production operators in companies who produce rubber to metal bonded parts.

Course Outline

A. Washing, Degreasing

B. Metals Blasting

1. Aluminum

2. Steel

3. Cast iron

4. Others

C. Phosphating

1. As prep under adhesive

2. As rust inhibitor for non-bonded areas of the part

D. Primer and Top Coat

1. Storage

2. Mixing

3. Stirring

4. Application

E. Packaging of Prepared Metal Inserts

F. Storage of Prepared Metal Inserts

G. Handling of Inserts at the Molding Machine

H. Molding Machine Technology

1. Injection

2. Transfer

3. Compression

I. Molding Machine Operation

1. Glove requirements

2. Insert loading

3. Demolding

J. Bond Testing

K. Accelerated Underbond Corrosion Testing 

Course Registration

General Course Registration:
Download a Printable Registration Form [PDF].

Registration Information:
Registration for a class is due three weeks prior to the scheduled class date.

All registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. COURSE FEES ARE DUE PRIOR TO ATTENDING.

All registrations whether by phone, fax or mail will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


Visit our registration webpage to view our cancellation/withdrawal policies.

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