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 half day hands-on session in the plastics/rubber processing facility 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 consideration, 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.
1. Silicone Elastomer Technology
2. Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR / LIM)
3. Tooling Design and Construction
4. Adhesion and Bonding of Silicone
6. Class Project