DETROIT—Bill Bradford, a research and development scientist, GVPM track and suspension team at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will be serving as guest speaker at the Detroit Rubber Group's fall meeting.
The meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, located at 47690 East Anchor Court in Plymouth, Mich.
The title of Bradford's talk is “Improving Warfighter Effectiveness Through Advances in Elastomeric Testing and Characterization.”
Other speakers and their topics include:
- Ed Cole, applied materials specialist, 3M Advanced Materials, “Polymer-Filler Interactions in FKM & HNBR”;
- Rory Pawl, director of sales, process industry, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, “Elastomers and the Challenges they face in the Food Service Equipment Industry;”
- Clark Cable, applications development scientist, Zeon Chemicals L.P., “Bio-sourced monomer ECO;”
- Paul Engel, intellectual property attorney, Howard & Howard, P.L.L.C., “Increasing the Likelihood of Obtaining Patent Protection on Elastomeric Formulations; ”
- Greg Kamykowski, senior applications scientist, TA Instruments, “Rubber Rheometry: How It's Done And Why It's Important;”
- Donald Madda, program manager-industrial cryogenics, ALLTEC Engineering Solutions, Airgas, “Characteristics of Splits in Rubber Parts—Cryogenic verses Melt Flow Fronts;” and
- David Bernardi, regional sales manager, Unimatec Chemicals America Inc., “A Heat Resistance ACM Elastomer with Certain Improvements in Process Characteristics.”
The price to attend is $120; $50 for original equipment manufacturers.
Breakfast and lunch are included. Proceeds go to the DRG Scholarship Program, which are given to high school graduates.
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