NETZSCH Australia Thermal Analysis Seminar – March 19, 2019 (Melbourne)

In June 2018 NETZSCH Analysing and Testing invited APRI Members to join them in Parramatta for a seminar and demonstration of thermal characterisation techniques. Attendees then had the opportunity to tour the Western Sydney University’s Advanced Material Characterisation Facility.

In Melbourne, on Tuesday March 19, NETZSCH Analysing and Testing are inviting APRI Members to a seminar of thermal characterisation techniques for rubber across the manufacturing work-flow. Dr Markus Meyer, a thermal analysis expert from NETZSCH Germany, will be joined by local experts who will be presenting the latest developments in rubber characterisation technology.

A live Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) of a rubber compound will be demonstrated. The evening will conclude with a tour of Swinburne University’s Factory of the Future located within their $100 million Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre.

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Victorian Golf Day and APRI Annual General Meeting – March 28, 2019 (Melbourne)

The Victorian Branch Golf Day and Annual General Meeting will be held in Melbourne in early 2019. More details will be released soon.

IRC 2019 –  Innovations in Elastomer Materials and Products – September 3-5, 2019 (London)

The 2019 International Rubber Conference will be held in London from September 3 to 5, 2019. The call for papers is now open.

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Rubber Technology 101 – Brisbane 2018

The APRI recently held a Rubber Technology 101 seminar in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The presenter was Emeritus Professor Robert Burford from the University of NSW.

The 3 hour introduction to Rubber Technology seminar covered the following topics:

Part 1 – What is Rubber?

  • Where is Rubber used?
  • Polymer types; Plastics, Resins, Elastomers and TPEs
  • Latex & Dry rubber
  • General Purpose & Specialist rubbers

Part 2 – What is a Recipe (Formulation)?

  • Overview of Ingredients and their Function.
  • Importance of the recipe for Processing and Properties.
  • The basics of cross-linking chemistry & methods

Part 3 – How are Rubber Products Manufactured?

  • Mixing of rubber compound
  • Mixed rubber compound testing
  • Product forming processes
  • Product and Application testing

CSIRO Lab 22 – 3D printing offer

CSIRO are providing Australian companies with access to metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies that promise high efficiency and productivity gains for a competitive advantage.

Check their website for more information on the services that they offer.