Receive 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 in this course is a one-day "field trip" to M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp., during which you will experience all the manufacturing processes involved in producing an actual liquid silicone rubber part. Observe, first hand, material selection, pump design and operation, tool design considerations, injection molding machine setup and operation, and flow analysis.