Mondays June 3 – July 22; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
This webinar series is intended for those engaged in the tire and rubber industry and in academia. The focus will be on tire manufacturing beginning with raw materials receiving through production, final finishing and product shipment. Many of the fundamental manufacturing principles apply equally to other rubber product production such as conveyor belts, so the webinars will have very broad applications.
The series is structured into eight one-hour webinars.
June 3 – Introduction to Tire Manufacturing, Unit Operations & Factory Design
June 10 – Compound Preparation & Mixing
June 17 – Tire Component Preparation
June 24 – Tire Building
July 1 – Curing
July 8 – Final Inspection & Quality Assurance
July 15 – Tire Testing
July 22 – Future Trends & Summary
Each webinar is taught by an industry expert in the respective field and the series is led by instructor Brendan Rodgers.
Price: Free for Members / $399 for Non-members
Instructor: Brendan Rodgers
Bio: Brendan Rodgers, based in Austin Texas, has spent 42 years working in the tire and rubber industry with both The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and ExxonMobil. Currently, he has a consulting and engineering company based in Austin, Texas. He has worked on a broad range of tire and industrial rubber products including hydraulic hose and conveyor belts, materials technology and product design. He has had work assignments in the United States, China, Ireland, Italy and Luxembourg, working on original equipment automobile tires, truck tires, industrial rubber products and new tire materials technologies. He is the originator of a broad range of patents in tire and rubber technology and many industry publications including editor of the text, Rubber Compounding, Chemistry and Applications, and author of the text, Tire Engineering, both published by CRC Press. Brendan has a PhD in chemical engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland, where he studied thermodynamics, heat transfer through large rubber sections and vulcanization kinetics. He has a Master’s degree in Polymer Technology also from The Queen’s University and a BSc in Biological Chemistry from The University of Ulster.