Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Course

Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication

Tue.-Fri., Feb. 4-7, 2014


This course offers a comprehensive overview of silicone elastomers, including basic silicone chemistry, types of silicone elastomers, manufacturing processes, fabrication techniques, problem solving, and application areas. Emphasis is on liquid injection molding (LIM/LSR) with detailed information in the areas of material selection, dispensing methods, injection molding process, tool design, and bonding alternatives. This course is presented by a panel of experts in  the silicones field, and time is allotted for discussion of specific projects of interest.

Featured at this course is a one day “field trip” to M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. during which attendees will experience all the manufacturing processes involved in producing an actual liquid silicone rubber part including material selection, pump design and operation, tool design considerations, injection molding machine setup and operation, and flow analysis.

Who Should Attend
Both entry-level and experienced rubber technologists, rubber chemists, process engineers, laboratory managers, supervisors, technicians, shop foremen, quality assurance managers and engineers, technical sales personnel and rubber producers and users.

Instructors: Mel Toub, MT Consultants; John Timmerman, Starlim North America Corporation; Bob Pelletier, Fluid Automation, Inc.; Rick Finnie, M.R.   Mold & Engineering Corp.; Juergen Giesow, Arburg GmbH; Torsten Kruse, Kruse Analysis
Location: Hilton Suites, Orange, CA.
Call 714-938-1111 for hotel information or to reserve a discounted room rate (mention UWM).
Early Bird: $1090, Enroll by Dec. 4, 2013 and receive the $1090 fee
Fee: $1290
CEUs: 2.0
Program No. 4830-6566

Registration To register call 414-227-3200 or visit