Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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6800 N. Chestnut St, Ravenna, OH 44266 



  Christie Robinson, M.Ed.
  Director of iLearn Innovation Institute                        ACE Products & Consulting LLC 

How to Set-up a Rubber Molding Process 

What to expect                                            

This program is designed to show how to establish a rubber molding process based on cross link density.  The course is designed to show the influence of cross link density on mechanical properties as well as its influence on de-molding.  The overall focus is the design of a rubber molding process that yields the most consistent properties.

Course content includes

  • Selection of the correct polymer characteristics to match the molding process
  • Understanding curing of rubber
  • How to measure cure state
  • Relationship between cure state and physio-mechanical properties
  • Role of mold temperature and it variation reduction
  • Heat transfer models in predicting cure time
  • Insert molding
  • Selecting mold release
  • Post mold curing
  • Verification of the molding process

There will be an optional tour of the ACE Products & Consulting LLC facility at 12 p.m..

Cost: $350

Instructor: Joe Walker, Consultant, Elastomer Technologies

Hotel Information: ACE Products & Consulting LLC has a negotiated rate of $119 at the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center. You can call the hotel directly at (330) 346-0100 or reserve online at www.kentstatehotel.com and use promotion code ACE for our rate.