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Course examines rubber molding.

The University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee will hold a course on "Molding of rubber and design of rubber molds," June 14-16 at the university in Milwaukee, WI.

This introductory course on rubber molding will provide an integrated perspective of the molding of rubber. Instructors will first describe the flow behavior of thermoplastic and cross-linking rubber materials and then discuss the behavior of these materials in molding processes.

Because of the wide range of viscosity of these materials, a variety of methods and equipment is needed to mold them successfully. Applicable molding methods will be reviewed, with emphasis on the newer methods.

Current principles and techniques in the design of molds and molded parts design will be covered. Materials processes and design factors will then be interrelated to provide an integrated perspective of rubber molding. Instructors will principally cover the design and molding of mechanical rubber goods with only limited reference to the molding of tires.

This seminar is said to be of benefit to materials and process engineers, rubber mold designers, quality control personnel and managers responsible for these functions. Attendees are encouraged to bring drawings or parts giving them problems in production for discussion by the course instructors.

Course instructors will include John Sommer of Elastech, Terry Chapin of Delphi/Packard Electric, Richard R Steiner of Quadra and Van T. Walworth of Research & Design Specialties.

Registration for this course costs $1,190, and participants completing the course will receive 1.8 Continuing Education Units. Further information is available from Murali Vedula (414) 227-3121.
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Title Annotation:Meetings
Publication:Rubber World
Date:May 1, 2006
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