Engineered Rubber Products

Introduction to Design, Manufacture and Testing
Copyright: 2009
ISBN: 9781569904336
Hardcover: 181 pages
$144.99 (US)

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The successful manufacture of engineered rubber products is complicated. It involves different disciplines, materials, and types and designs of equipment. Problems sometimes occur because of less-than-desirable communication among personnel involved in the development and manufacture of rubber products. This book’s intent is to improve communication among different disciplines. Using a systems approach, it is further intended to introduce chemists and engineers to the unique capabilities of rubber in a wide range of tire and non-tire products. This book, which incorporates extensive bibliographies in most of its sections, can be read by individual section of interest or in its entirety.

Author Info:

Sommer, J.

John Sommer is a registered professional engineer in Ohio. His long career in the rubber industry includes 28 years at GenCorp Research where he worked on a wide range of technical activities. He has published over 50 papers and one of his 16 U.S. patents formed the technology base for a new company. He has made over 100 presentations to universities, technical societies and manufacturers of rubber products. He currently lectures at the University of Akron and the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee).