RDAbbott Announces Alpha Technologies Spring Webinar Series

RDAbbott is announcing that Alpha Technologies will host a three-day series of live webinars about rubber testing. The series will begin on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, and includes 12 webinars on a variety of topics. Each webinar will be led by an elastomer industry expert and cost $100 to attend. Participants will gain insights about the rheology behind Alpha Technologies’ instruments and learn how to troubleshoot material and process issues.

The expert-led presentations in the Alpha Technologies spring webinar series include:

  • Molecular Characterization of Raw Elastomers
  • Characterizing Mixed Compounds
  • Cure, Modeling Mold Profiles, and Blowing Reactions
  • Measuring Final Product Properties
  • Basic Rubber Testing
  • Rheological Applications (Processability)
  • Rubber Characterization for Computer-Aided Design
  • Advanced Rheological Topics (Time, Temperature, Super Position)
  • Enterprise Software Overview
  • Creating Custom Data Reports
  • Controlling Process Manufacturing with a SQL Server
  • Compounders Package (Enterprise Software Add-On)

Rick Ziebell, Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow at RDAbbott, will present “Rubber Characterization for Computer-Aided Design (CAD)” on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET). Ziebell will explain how CAD software, for rubber injection molding, offers accurate modeling of flow and curing for chemorheological analysis. He will also explain how to use Alpha Technologies’ instruments for this analysis and how to enter this data into different types of CAD software. Common types of CAD software can support mold design, fabrication, cost estimation—allowing fabricators and design engineers to understand key quality characteristics of molded rubber parts even before the first prototype is produced.

“RDAbbott looks forward to participating in Alpha Technologies’ webinar series,” said Ziebell. “Participants will hear directly from experts and gain insights into the rheology behind industry-leading testing instruments and software.”

RDAbbott invites industry professionals to learn more and register at https://rdabbott.com/news/alpha-2021-webinars.