Tagged: LSR

LSR 2024 (October 13 – 15)

Join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for LSR 2024 from October 13 – 15 to discuss technological and scientific developments in LSR and explore its countless industry applications. LSR 2024 will kick off with a welcome reception on Sunday evening. It will continue with two days of technical presentations on Monday and Tuesday, including a panel discussion about advances in silicone materials, and an exhibitor area to connect with other attendees.

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Dow Technical Article Describes Problem-Solving LSR for Flame-Retardant Automotive Electrical Connectors

Dow has published a technical article in the June 2024 edition of Rubber World magazine about a novel liquid silicone rubber (LSR) that is compatible with the fire-rated (FR) plastics used in automotive electrical connector housings. Unlike conventional LSRs, Dow SILASTIC™ 9212-50 won’t degrade prematurely from direct contact with FR plastics. This LSR formulation also retains its mechanical properties, flexibility, and dimensions in connector seals.

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Manufacturing with Silicone Rubber: A Comprehensive Workshop (August 27 – 30)

Join us August 27 – 30 in Barberton, Ohio, for “Manufacturing with Silicone Rubber,” a comprehensive workshop hosted by RDAbbott from a fabricator’s point-of-view. Attendees of this four-day workshop will learn practical techniques, testing methods, and insights, plus equipment troubleshooting tips for processing silicone rubber from industry professionals through a combination of classroom instruction and interactive workshops.

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RDAbbott’s Laboratory Expertise Shapes LSR Virtual Molding Simulation

RDAbbott demonstrated its material characterization and data mapping expertise at NPE 2024 and is offering these same capabilities to customers. RDAbbott’s research team characterized liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and provided multi-point data to Moldex3D, which then used its computer-aided engineering software to produce flow predictions and cavity fill simulations. Virtual molding simulations can save companies considerable time and money but require robust and reliable data sets, which can be challenging with LSRs.

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2024 RDAbbott Webinar Series

Starting May 29, RDAbbott will launch its 2024 webinar series that will feature technical insights, material updates, and processing recommendations from our supplier partners throughout the year.

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Students Tour RDAbbott and NovationSi to Learn About Rubber Industry

Students from various Summit County high schools in Ohio recently visited RDAbbott and NovationSi for a facilities tour and overview of careers in the rubber industry. On March 21st, RDAbbott’s Service Center in Barberton, Ohio, hosted 21 students from the Industrial Maintenance and Production for Employment program at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. David Helmick, IMPE technology instructor and transitional work experience coordinator, also participated in the field trip.

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Dow Shares Battery Fire Protection Product Selection Guide

Dow is sharing a Product Selection Guide with solutions for Battery Fire Protection (BFP) in electric vehicles (EVs). Thermal runaway, a phenomenon that occurs when a battery cell starts to heat up uncontrollably, remains a risk with lithium-ion batteries. Silicones offer a unique set of properties that make them well-suited for BFP in EVs.

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NPE 2024 (May 6 – 10)

RDAbbott will supply Dow LSR to four liquid injection molding cells at NPE 2024, the plastics industry’s largest event. Two of these cells will also use pigments from NovationSi. This effort demonstrates our commitment to working with industry-leading supplier partners and providing top-notch technical support. RDAbbott also collaborates with manufacturers of injection molding machines, molds, and dosing systems.

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“LSR Basics” Presentation at Sodick-Plustech’s NPE Preview Partner Showcase (April 11)

Craig Lustek, RDAbbott Application/Business Development Engineer, will present “Liquid Silicone Rubber Basics” at Sodick-Plustech’s NPE 2024 Preview Open House on Thursday, April 11, 2024, in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. This one-day event will give industry professionals an opportunity to preview Sodick-Plustech’s injection molding machines less than a month before NPE 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

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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.

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