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Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication


Receive a comprehensive overview of silicone elastomers, including basic silicone chemistry, types of silicone elastomers, manufacturing processes, fabrication techniques, problem-solving and application areas. With an emphasis on liquid injection molding, learn from a panel of experts in the silicones field, and discuss specific projects of interest.

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.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Visit M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. to experience the production of an actual liquid silicone rubber part
  • Observe pump design and operation, machine setup and operation, flow analysis, and more
  • Understand material selection, dispensing methods, injection molding process, tool design and bonding alternatives

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Course Outline/Topics

Silicone Elastomer Technology

  • Silicone Product Categories
  • Why Silicone?
  • Silicone Markets and Applications
  • Silicone Manufacturing Process
  • Nomenclature
  • HCE/HCR Technology
  • LIM/LSR Technology
  • Testing and Specifications
  • Elastomer Properties

Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR / LIM)

  • Why Liquid Silicones?
  • Comparison with HCE and TPE
  • Process Overview
  • Dispensing Systems
  • Injection Equipment
  • Molding Parameters
  • Automation
  • Demolding
  • Flow Analysis and Simulation
  • Troubleshooting

Tooling Design And Construction

  • Materials
  • Machining Methods
  • Hot Runner vs. Cold Runner
  • Valve Gate vs. Open Gate
  • Venting and Gating
  • Cavitation
  • Balanced Design
  • DOs and DON'Ts

Adhesion And Bonding Of Silicone Rubber

  • Definition of Adhesion
  • Types of Adhesion
  • Measurement of Adhesion
  • Overmolding
  • Two Component Molding
  • Surface Modification
  • Troubleshooting

Class Project

  • Performance Objectives
  • Material and Equipment Requirements
  • Prototyping
  • Cost Analysis
  • Debugging

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This program can be applied toward the:

Tue.-Fri. Feb. 2-5, 2016
Location: Hilton suites Anaheim/Orange, Orange, CA (Click link for directions)
    Mel Toub, MT Consultants
    John Timmerman, Starlim North America Corporation
    Rick Finnie, Owner, M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp.
    Bob Pelletier, Fluid Automation, Inc.
    Torsten Kruse, President, Kruse Analysis, Inc., Naples, Florida
    Juergen Giesow, Arburg GmbH
$1090: Register by Wed., Dec. 2
$1290: Register on or after Thu., Dec. 3 Discount Available
CEUs: 2.4/PDHs: 24
Enrollment Limit: 50
Program No. 4830-8380
Registration Deadline: Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
Register Now
For more information, contact:
Marcia Gabriel,, 414-227-3378
Murali Vedula,, 414-227-3121


Silicone Elastomers Course in Anaheim, California
Due to the popularity of our Silicones course, we are offering it again in Anaheim/Orange, California - February 2-5, 2016
Click here for details and to enroll