Rubber Bushing Design for Automotive and Commercial Applications - 2 Day Course

Returning Spring 2015!
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404
Cost: $775 USD
CEU's: 1.125
Instructor: Karl Winkler

Course Overview

This 1½ day course will review a wide variety of construction methods including three piece “silentbloc”, center joint bonded and fully mold bonded bushings.   Various styles will be examined including oval, voided, rate plated, slippery inner metal, special inner metals, self lubricating “SLE” and hydraulic bushings.   A review of assembly techniques, rate calculations, static, dynamic and fatigue testing in all directions “TRAC” will be covered.  A semi efficient vulcanization “SEV” natural rubber bushing recipe will be provided during compounding discussion.   Rate results in radial, axial, torsion and conical directions from a variety of rubber bushings will be provided.

Please note:  First day course time 8:00am - 4:00pm.  Second day course time 8:00am - 12:00pm.

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.


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

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