Elastomer Molding Technology - 2 Day Course

Dates to be announced
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404
Cost: $900 USD
CEU's: 0.75
Instructor: Mr. Terry Chapin

Course Overview

This seminar describes and compares important molding methods (compression, transfer, and injection) for thermosetting elastomers (TSEs) with methods (injection and blow) for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). There will be a limited description of mold design for TSEs.

This introductory course will benefit people involved in molding of elastomers, especially those transitioning from molding of one type of elastomer to another. Attendees with primarily a materials-related background will improve their understanding of molding processes and the effect of mold design on molded products. Process and design managers will better understand the effect and importance of these factors on the overall molding operation.

In addition, the course considers elastomer selection, varied deflashing techniques, elastomer processing factors, elastomer part tolerancing, molded article dimensional variations and design for manufacturability (DFM).  DFM difficulties and examples are described.  Also included is a discussion of the "Beaumont Melt Flipper", correcting mold problems, importance of mold vents and gates, vacuum molding, as well as trouble shooting the molding process.

Attendees will improve their understanding of molding behavior of TSEs and thus improve and better control their elastomer molding operations. The interdisciplinary approach used will assist them in understanding molding as an integrated operation consisting of materials, processes and design. Participants are encouraged to discuss current molding problems for class input.

Information from the books, Elastomer Molding Technology and Rubber Molding Principles, will be used in conjunction with the seminar.


Course Outline


Course Registration

General Course Registration:
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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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