Elastomers – A special Engineering Material

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Technical lecture
17 April 2018 19:00 - 21:00
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Description

A thought-provoking talk and demonstration about elastomers, designed for engineers in many roles, and for anyone aspiring to be engineers. What is an elastomer? Why is it a special engineering material? What do datasheets actually tell you? How do you compound a rubber batch? Why are there lots of different types? Did you even know there were different types?

Andrew Douglas will discuss the special properties of elastomers used in engineering seals.  His talk is structured as an interactive discussion with plenty of practical tests.  Audience participation will allow them to handle (and sometimes break) samples of a variety of applicable rubbers.  The speaker will share his experience of product failures, particularly of seals in critical and challenging applications

Andrew Douglas is a Fellow of the IOM3 and currently the Material Engineering Group Manager of James Walker (UK) ; in this role is responsible for polymer compound design, material testing, and seal failure analysis, authorship of standards and specifications and direct customer support. He leads a team of technologists, engineers and technicians based in the UK and Belgium.

He has co-authored multiple papers on the subject of low temperature sealing, RGD resistance, elastomer failure modes and the behaviour of high performance elastomers.

Andrew is the Chairman of the European Sealing Association Elastomeric and Polymeric Seal Division and is a member of the BSI PRI/022 ‘Testing and analysis of rubber’ committee (the BSI committee responsible for authorship of rubber test standards).

The talk begins at 19:00hrs promptly, with registration and tea/coffee from 18:30hrs

 

 

Speaker(s)

Andrew Douglas a Fellow of the IOM3 and currently the Material Engineering Group Manager of James Walker (UK) is responsible for polymer compound design, material testing, and seal failure analysis, authorship of standards and specifications and direct customer support.

Address

Lakes College West Cumbria
Hallwood Road
Lillyhall Business Park
Workington
Cumbria
CA14 4JN
United Kingdom

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Alternative contact David Williamson
019467 76214United Kingdom
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