Rick Finnie speaks at International SIlicone Conference

May 1 – 2, 2012
Hilton Inn, Akron, Ohio
How to Automate Your Next Silicone Project.
Rick Finnie the owner of M. R. Mold & Engineering Corp. will be making his presentation on product and mold design considerations to automate your next silicone project at the International Silicone Conference on Tuesday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Inn in Akron, Ohio.
His career started during his teenage years as a tool and cutter grinder servicing the metal working industries. In 1977 he transitioned to the mold making industry. After eight years rising from apprentice to lead mold maker, he started M. R. Mold & Engineering Corporation.
Silicone is a material that can be forgiving in design to mold, but yet demanding to de-mold. According to Finnie, "features that are unacceptable in thermoplastics are feasible with silicone. A method of assuring where the parts will stay is imperative. Product design and the mold design have to encompass these issues to enable automation."
It is occasionally difficult to predict which side of the mold the silicone will stick to. "Automation needs to be designed to remove the part from the mold using techniques that are not typical in thermoplastic. Silicone can be de-molded from features where thermoplastics would be destroyed," said Finnie.
M. R. Mold & Engineering Corporation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010.
For more information on this paper and the other papers presented at the Conference CLICK HERE

The early registration full conference fee for Rubber Product Manufacturers is only $350. Registration for all others is $700. Registrations will increase $100 after April 23.
Registration includes:
  • The Keynote Address
  • A complete set of all the papers presented at the conference
  • The opening night networking cocktail reception complimentary continental breakfast and lunch
  • Admittance to the exhibit area to visit the table-top technology providers.
All events will be held at the Hilton Inn. Parking is complimentary.
A special room rate of $129 (plus tax) per night has been reserved for our guests. CLICK HERE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS

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