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Design and Material Considerations for Elastomeric Seals (2023)

About this event

O-rings are generally one of the first considerations when choosing a sealing feature between assembled components. They can be a simple and effective way to prevent air and water ingression or egression. However, following proper design guidelines as well as appropriate material selection are needed to ensure robustness. This presentation will discuss common applications for O-ring seals along with design and materials considerations for the O-ring and mating components.

At the conclusion of this presentation, you will understand:

  • The best seal for a variety of applications.
  • Important dimensional factors for seal design.
  • How material selection can impact seal performance.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Tom Hansen Project Engineer @ The Madison Group

    Tom received his B.S. in Manufacturing and Plastics Engineering from UW– Stout, and his M.S. in Engineering Management from UW– Platteville. His work concentrates on using CAE tools and industry experience to assist clients in optimizing and troubleshooting their plastic components and assemblies.

  • Guest speaker
    Melissa Kurtz Managing Engineer @ The Madison Group

    Melissa holds an M.S. degree in Material Science and Engineering from Wayne State University. Over her 20+ years of experience she has advised on development teams and worked to verify performance prior to launch. She is an expert in material selection, test method development, and failure analysis.

The Madison Group

Putting Years of Plastics Engineering Experience To Work For You

The Madison Group has been a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry since 1993. We solve plastic problems and find economic solutions that help drive product development to yield higher quality parts.