Through chemorheological analysis, rubber fabricators and design engineers can understand the key quality characteristics of molded rubber parts before an initial prototype is made. Common types of CAD software support this computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis and can use data that is acquired from Alpha Technologies’ instruments. This April 2021 presentation covers the use of this equipment for CAE and explains how to enter the collected data into different types of CAD software.
This manual provides general guidelines that can be used as reference in compounding fluoroelastomers. In addition to data regarding the physical properties yielded by various compounds and processes, the effects of potential contamination and the general requirements of certain types of applications (such as O-rings, molded goods, and extruded compounds) are also discussed. For more specific guidelines for the materials used in specific applications, refer to the 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer Recipe Book.