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Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Course

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This 4-day university-accredited course offers a comprehensive overview of silicone elastomers. This course emphasizes fabrication processes in injection molding liquid silicone rubber (LIM/LSR) and provides information on the extrusion and calendering of high-consistency silicone rubber (HCR). The class is uniquely formatted to show from beginning to end, the sequence of designing and fabricating with silicone rubber. Featured within this course is a one-day “field trip” to M.R. Mold & Engineering during which attendees will experience the manufacturing of LSR molding and tool design. The day will also introduce calendering and extrusion fabrication processes with silicone rubber.


Date:  Jan 30-Feb 2, 2024 (MD&M West is Feb 6-8)

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Kellogg West Conference Center & Lodge, Bldg 76, Pomona, CA

Cost: $2,020


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This course offers a comprehensive overview of silicone elastomers, including basic silicone chemistry, mold manufacturing, information regarding pumping units and molding machines, manufacturing processes, fabrication techniques, problem solving and application areas.  Emphasis is on liquid injection molding (LIM/LSR).  This course is presented by experts in the silicone field, and time is allotted for special project. This course is unique in that it offers a full day of hands-on process training at M.R. Mold & Engineering Corporation.


The course is taught from the basics of silicone technology to higher level topics from industry experts with plenty of time for interactive Q&A. Whatever your experience level is coming into the class, the expectations are that students will significantly progress. Past attendees indicate that this is the case. Industry disciplines that have found the course useful are Molding Technicians, Process Engineers, Laboratory Managers, Production Supervisors, Technicians, Shop Foremen, QA Managers and Engineers, Technical Sales, Marketing Managers, and Rubber Chemists. Silicone materials professionals seeking knowledge of fabrication processes find the course useful. Of course, designers of molded parts, particularly in the Medical Device field (Medical OEM) find value in learning key principles.

John Timmerman, Poly-Nova Technologies - Read bio here

Rick Ziebell, R.D. Abbott - Read bio here

Rick Finnie, M.R. Mold & Engineering - Read bio here

Bob Pelletier, ELMET North America - Read bio here

Stefan Scheibner, Arburg US - Read bio here

Robert Jovingo, ShinEtsu Silicones

3.2 earned University Education Credits 


can be made by calling Kellogg West at 800-593-7876. Mention account 2678 for specific course pricing. Pricing includes WiFi, parking, and hot breakfast each morning. 


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The current course schedule which includes class meeting times, locations and design is subject to change without notice or obligation. The University does not guarantee the availability of a particular course or section, and reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment.
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