Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Course (January 30 – February 2)

Rick Ziebell, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow, will be an instructor for Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication, an expert-led course from M.R. Toub Training, scheduled for January 30 to February 2, 2024, from 8 AM to 5 PM (PT) each day. This university-accredited course will provide participants with continuing education credits from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

What You Will Learn

The Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication course will emphasize liquid injection molding (LIM) of liquid silicone rubber (LSR), and explore extrusion and calendering of high consistency rubber (HCR). Areas of instruction will include:

  • Material selection
  • Tool design considerations, including virtual simulation techniques in LSR design.
  • Pump, press, calender, and extruder designs
  • The injection molding process, including machine setups, pump operation, and automation.
  • Secondary processes, such as post-cure and deflashing
  • Special subjects, like optical silicone molding, overmolding, and bonding to plastics and metal
Who Should Attend?

This four-day training event is recommended for both entry-level and experienced personnel, such as: rubber technologists, rubber chemists, process engineers, laboratory managers, supervisors, and quality assurance managers.

Expert-Led Instruction

Along with RDAbbott’s Rick Ziebell, the course instructors are Bob Pelletier, Operations Manager for ELMET North America, Inc.; John Timmerman, CEO for Poly-Nova Technologies; Rick Finnie, President of M.R. Mold & Engineering; Robert Jovingo, LIMS Process Engineer for Shin-Etsu Silicones; and Stefan Scheibner, Application Technician for ARBURG, Inc.

Costs, Locations, and Accommodations

Course locations are the Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel in Pomona, California, and M.R. Mold & Engineering, the site of a one-day field trip, in nearby Brea, California. The cost is $2,020 per person.

Hotel accommodations are also available with a discounted room rate of $164.75 for event registrants who reference Account #2678 when they call 909.869.2222.

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