Cost: $295.00 (RadTech Member Rate: $265.50). Register.
This online, self-paced short-course is designed to provide you the opportunity to explore this innovative and rapidly growing field in a cost-effective and convenient way. The online course is typically completed in 4-6 total hours, although to accommodate workplace and other demands, you will have four weeks, between September 8th and December 5th, to fulfill the course requirements.
You will learn the basic language and concepts of Energy Curing Technologies. Active engagement with all of the modules will provide you with a broad overview of the science, materials, equipment and processes used in Energy Curing.
Perhaps the most concise overview of energy curing is provided by RadTech International North America's description of its most common forms, UV and EB curing:
Chances are several times today you touched an object "cured" using either ultraviolet (UV) or electron beam (EB) processing by simply reaching for your morning cereal box, handling a CD or DVD, reading a magazine, using your credit card, typing on your keyboard, driving your car, or just walking on your floor.
UV and EB curing refers to a special way in which coatings, inks, adhesives, composites and other materials may be reacted, rather than using traditional methods that typically use more energy and create harmful emissions. In effect, the ultraviolet light spectrum in a UV lamp and the focused electrons in EB interact with specially formulated chemistries to cure materials--typically more quickly, using less energy and thereby at lower cost than by other methods.
The advantages of UV & EB are well-documented, particularly when used with manufactured products that require fast processing and/or on substrates that are sensitive to heat. In addition, UV & EB are considered environmentally responsible since most of the solvents in traditional processes may be eliminated, thanks to the special capabilities of UV & EB curing.
This new short-course serves a critical and timely need in the energy curing industry. People at all levels will benefit from the ability to understand and participate in general discussions involving ultraviolet (UV), electron beam (EB), or visible light curable systems. You will be able to recommend a high-level course of action when presented with a problem that may be solved by energy curable technologies. You will understand the advantages and disadvantages of the equipment and curing technologies commonly used in the industry.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
This short-course contains nine learning modules, each consisting of an online presentation, self-assessment, and suggested follow up reading and resources.
Dr. Mike Idacavage, Vice President of Business Development, PL Industries
Dr. Susan Bailey, Technical Development Manager Acrylates, IGM Resins
Dr. Molly Hladik, Principal Applications Engineer, Brewer Science
Dan Montoney, Chief Technology Officer, Rapid Cure Technologies
Register today for this course and other Radiation Curing Program courses here.
Must be submitted by email. Full refunds will be given up to 30 days prior to the start of the program. Due to program demand and pre-program preparations, cancellations received 29-11 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a fee of 10% of the program cost. Cancellations received within 10 days prior to the start of the program and no-shows are subject to the full program cost. Cancellation fees are based upon the date the request is received.