Open House, hosted by RDAbbott, ARBURG, and Roembke (November 2)

RDAbbott, ARBURG, and Roembke Mfg. & Design, Inc. have teamed up to share the latest advancements and technologies in silicone and plastic injection molding. This free Open House will take place November 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (ET) at RDAbbott’s facility in Barberton, Ohio.

We invite you to seize this opportunity to hear from industry-leading experts and gain hands-on experience for optimizing your manufacturing.

All attendees can expect to learn more about…

  • ARBURG’s high-precision, all-electric Allrounder Injection Molding Machines,
  • Roembke’s Quick Prototype Systems (QPS) and liquid-valve cold deck systems, and
  • The high-performance elastomers and top-notch technical support available through RDAbbott.

Our doors will open at 9:30 AM and presentations will start at 10:00 AM. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will also be provided.

Kindly register by October 26.* Additional details are provided below under the “Registration” tab. If you have any questions or updates, please contact Amy Congo at

*Please note: This event is only open to non-competitive companies. Therefore, we reserve the right to decline certain registrations at our discretion.

ARBURG All-Electric ALLROUNDER 370A 600 – 170 Injection Molding Machine

This featured machine is equipped with:

  • Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) package
  • LSR pressure measurement for LSR supply pressure and check-valve monitoring
  • Integrated power pack to support hydraulic mold and machine functions
  • Integrated LSR pumping unit via Open Platform Communications – Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) 82.3
  • Integrated temperature control units via OPC-UA 82.1
  • Automated demolding/brushing system
  • Remote service option for secure access via VPN
  • Attributes and construction of the LSR injection molding machine cell


As a world leader in developing injection molding machines, ARBURG is a pioneer when it comes to production efficiency, digitalization, and automation. Their product portfolio consists of a wide selection of machine series, sizes, and units with clamping forces ranging from 125 to 6,500 kN.

Here are some key features and upgrades available for ARBURG’s reputable injection molding machines:

  • Compatible with LSR or high temperature vulcanizing (HTV) silicones, also referred to as high consistency rubber (HCR) materials
  • SMART and powerful central control system to maintain complete control over machine, mold, robotic, and peripheral technologies
  • OPC-UA communication protocol upgrades enable flexible process control over your entire production environment
  • Large selection of different nozzles, from needle-type shut-off nozzles for hydraulic drives to single cold-runner nozzles for direct injection and sprue-less part production
  • Compatible with pneumatic, hydraulic, or servo-electric dosing and flow metering systems
  • Zero-compression screw with reduced flight depth and L/D-ratio reduces the amount of material and mixes all the components homogeneously
  • AXw Control ScrewPilot and check-valve with ring, ensure precise dosing, injecting, and holding pressure
  • Precisely adapted cylinder modules or auto-closing LSR non-return valves for high processing quality and prevention of premature cross-linking
  • Adaptive mold-heating circuits for reproducible part production
  • Short vulcanization and cycle times while still maintaining extreme precision (even small components and complex part geometries can be implemented)
  • Easily adjustable sensor system enables production safety
  • A wide range of extra interfaces, connections, air blow units, brushing units, and
    vacuum technology for air blowing and evacuating LSR molds
  • Customized system solutions, from specific processes to a complex, fully automated turnkey system


Roembke Quick Prototype Systems & Liquid-Valve Cold Decks

Quick Prototype Systems

Roembke Mfg. & Design has developed a unique system to handle your needs for the fast turnarounds required during the prototyping stage of development. Their proprietary Quick Prototype System (QPS) allows you to test iterative design and material changes without incurring the typical costs or lengthy lead times associated with building a full production mold or bridge mold.

Roembke has systems available for both LSR and HCR materials. These systems offer a range of advantages of typical molding options. They are compact, versatile, and allow for quick mold changes and setups—while providing production-equivalent parts for you to test various material grades, establish shrink rates, compare parting line/gate locations, and verify automation strategies.

Liquid-Valve Cold Deck Systems

Roembke has also developed their own proprietary line of stand-alone Liquid-Valve Cold Deck Systems. These systems are available in 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 drops. They are built in-house to Roembke’s high quality standards, and they are designed with the end user and easy maintenance in mind. They are also built to be easily cleaned, assembled, and disassembled, with options for in-press maintenance.

All nozzle components are standardized, available in stock, and ready to ship when a customer needs them. Additional options, like independent valve gate controls are also available to the end user.


Roembke Mfg. & Design is an industry-leading U.S. manufacturer of precision rubber tools. Roembke specializes in LSR and rubber molds, plastic molds, LSR cold decks, molding automation solutions, downstream automation solutions and complete turnkey molding solutions. Their unique mold designs and machining technologies allow for easy mold processing.


RDAbbott Technical Service and Premium Elastomer Products

RDAbbott is a materials science, engineering, and distribution company that’s devoted to the advancement of rubber technologies and connecting its customers to the best products and services. It’s what we like to call applied curiosity.

We are:

  • Staffed with rubber experts at every level,
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art, US-based laboratory and manufacturing facilities, and
  • Stocked with premium elastomer products in warehouses throughout North America.

We offer:

  • Technical representation and distribution services,
  • Research and laboratory services,
  • Process engineering,
  • Training and education, and
  • Custom elastomer solutions—using new technologies and materials from our industry-leading supplier partners.

Our product line includes an extensive portfolio of elastomeric polymers, rubber chemicals and dispersions, polymeric plasticizers, fillers, bonding agents, and testing equipment—all from respected raw material suppliers with trusted name brands.

Featured research and laboratory services include material design and development, product optimization, material preparation, chemical analysis, material characterization, and physical properties testing.

Featured engineering services include process engineering, development, and troubleshooting; molding and material trials; equipment and process training; production start-up support, and design for manufacturability assistance.

In addition to strategically located warehouses throughout North America, RDAbbott has two service centers in Cerritos, California, and Barberton, Ohio.

Photograph of Barberton Service Center

Featured Presenters

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Marko Koellmer, Sales and Engineering Area Manager for ARBURG

Marko Koellmer has spent more than 25 years in the injection molding industry, holding positions in service, sales administration, logistics and sales. He holds a degree in Engineering Business Administration from colleges in Germany. For the past 27 years, Marko has worked for ARBURG, starting in the Spare Parts Department at the Lossburg Headquarters and later transferring to the U.S. subsidiary in Connecticut. Marko is currently the Manager of Sales and Engineering for the Mid-Atlantic region for ARBURG, Inc.


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Adam Shaal, B.S. BME; Business Development Manager for
Roembke Mfg. & Design Inc.

Adam Shaal is a Business Development Manager at Roembke Mfg. & Design, one of the leading mold-making companies in North America. He has over 15 years of experience in the silicone industry, working in various roles such as product development, process engineering, and technical sales. He has a strong background in biomedical engineering, having earned his B.S. degree from Purdue University. Adam is passionate about delivering innovative tooling solutions for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and consumer markets.


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Craig Lustek, Application Engineer for RDAbbott

Craig Lustek has more than 20 years of experience in process engineering, research and development, product management and manufacturing. Before joining RDAbbott, Craig was an Application Engineer for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastics injection molding machines (IMM). He has also worked as a Process Engineer for a supplier of silicone LIMS. As an RDAbbott Application Engineer, Craig shares his in-depth knowledge of LIMS by developing technical resources and procedures, defining optimal IMM processes and setups, consulting with customers, and training key personnel.


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Tom Jenkins, Vice President of Business Development for RDAbbott

Tom Jenkins has over four decades of practical and managerial experience in engineering, sales, marketing, quality, and operations in the medical and commercial industries. Prior to joining RDAbbott, Tom worked for Parker Hannifin Corporation (formerly A.C. Hoffman Engineering, Inc., and Hi-Tech Rubber, Inc.)—an industry leading manufacturer of precision elastomeric components—for more than 37 years. Some of his key contributions during this tenure included: developing and implementing new elastomeric molding technologies; developing numerous patented components and devices; implementing a comprehensive marketing plan; establishing an annual strategic planning process to set corporate direction; and moving manufacturing operations into a new state-of-the-art molding facility and doubling both sales and profits in three years. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Advanced Management Certificate from the University of California, Riverside.

Location and Times

This collaborative event will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at RDAbbott’s Service Center located at 25 Foundation Place in Barberton, Ohio.

Our doors will open at 9:30 AM and presentations will start at 10:00 AM. The following is a summary of our agenda:

Registration Details

There is NO cost to attend this Open House, but pre-registration* is required. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will also be provided.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with all the pertinent Open House details.

If you have any questions, contact Amy Congo at

Register Now!

*Please note: This event is only open to non-competitive companies. Therefore, we reserve the right to decline certain registrations at our discretion.


Lodging, Dining, and Travel Recommendations (For Out-of-Towners)

If you will be traveling to attend our event, please follow this link for a list of recommended airports, hotels, and restaurants near our facility:



If you have any questions, please contact Amy Congo at or 562.373.6945.

*Please note: This event is only open to non-competitive companies. Therefore, we reserve the right to decline certain registrations at our discretion.