Course Detail

Engineered Rubber Products - Materials, Product Design Principles and Fundamentals of Processing

Course Number: AP3204
Date: 08/06/2014 - 08/07/2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404
Cost: $1030 USD
CEU's: 1.5
Instructor: Dr. Tom Dudek

Course Overview

This course will familiarize technologists with the unique capabilities of rubber materials (thermoset and thermoplastic rubbers). Key rubber compounding principles and test methods will be reviewed. This will be followed by a presentation of design principles for rubber products. The important processes used in the manufacture of rubber products (mixing, milling, extrusion, compression and injection molding, and calendering) will be presented. Additional product design information will be discussed followed by a review of different types of elastomer products. Course includes the book, Engineered Rubber Products, by John G. Sommer.

 Course textbook:

Engineered Rubber Products






Engineered Rubber Products
by John Sommer

Course Outline


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.


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