Rubber product durability can be leveraged to create strategic value and competitive advantage for your firm. Endurica’s Winning on Durability webinars help you make this happen.

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Since 2008, Endurica has improved rubber product design by helping companies understand and engage scientific principles in determining how long their rubber products will last. Endurica helps you Get Durability Right through Rubber Fatigue Analysis Software, Testing Instruments, Material Characterization, Consulting Services, and Training. In 2020, six of the world’s top 12 rubber products companies use Endurica solutions and are Winning on Durability.

WoD 9 – Client Spotlight on DRiV (Tenneco) and Technetics
Endurica Users from Automotive and Engineered Solutions Sectors present their work.

Technetics R&D Mechanical Engineer Francois Rouillard discusses his experiences using Endurica CL to optimize the design of an inflatable seal for durability. The project included fatigue tests on full-scale physical seals, and these results are validated against the simulations.  Tenneco Materials Engineering Manager Josh Goossens and CAE Manager Guy Smith discuss their experiences characterizing 50 materials and running 2000+ durability simulations over the last decade using Endurica workflows/tools.  They also discuss the impact of durability simulation on proposal, development, and production stages of the product lifecycle, and on the working relationship with OEM clients.

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WoD 1 – What Tests Should You Run to Predict Elastomer Fatigue?
Our most popular webinar to date!
Fatigue analysis of elastomers is famously tricky but it doesn’t have to be. Join Endurica founder Dr. Will Mars and Axel Physical Testing Services founder Kurt Miller for a guided tour of how to get experiments and simulations working together to accurately predict fatigue life.

The testing protocols needed to systematically obtain engineering parameters that govern fatigue failure are explored. Then you watch these parameters being entered into Endurica’s durability simulation software, including Endurica CL and fe-safe/rubber so you can see how rubber parts endure under realistic operating conditions.

Lab managers, compounders, product development engineers, company executives and all involved in the development of rubber products appreciate this in-depth look at the combination of testing systems and software solutions. See how providing your people with the right information will help you move your entire operation forward.

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WoD 2 – Business Strategies for Winning on Durability
You make great products – see how Endurica’s solutions help you gain market share
Endurica’s founder Dr. Will Mars explores how rubber product durability can be leveraged to create strategic value and competitive advantage in this presentation. Dr. Mars covers a range of examples showing how understanding durability can enhance your business by:
• boosting rubber part sales
• decreasing development risks and costs
• driving shorter product development timelines
• addressing warranty issues
• being monetized in digital twin applications
• creating opportunities for weight and sustainability optimization
Endurica helps companies to Get Durability Right and win big. Check out how it works by watching this presentation.

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WoD 3 – Getting a Quick Read on Durability with the Intrinsic Strength Analyser
A one-hour test on a benchtop instrument for the rubber lab screens materials for long-term fatigue performance.
Endurica’s materials expert, Dr. Christopher Robertson, explains the commercialization of a classical elastomer characterization methodology that is used for materials development and monitoring mixing quality in the plant.

Endurica helps companies to Get Durability Right and win big. We look forward to showing you how the Intrinsic Strength Analyzer can help your firm gain a strategic advantage.

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WoD 4 – Leveraging the Endurica Advantage in Business Development
Are you responsible for selling your organization’s ability to deliver durability to a client? This webinar is for you.
Endurica’s founder, Dr. Will Mars, shows how Endurica puts you in a position to confidently address your customer’s durability specs early in the process of developing a business proposal. He covers why the Endurica system has become the world’s most trusted system for managing fatigue issues in elastomer parts. By the end of this presentation you will have the talking points needed to defend your company’s competitive position. Endurica helps companies to Get Durability Right and win big. We look forward to helping you gain more business for YOUR firm!

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WoD 5 – Why Wohler Curves are a Losing Bet
There is a better way and we’re excited to share it with you.
Wohler curves are traditional and popular for metal fatigue, but what about soft materials like rubber? Are Wohler curves conservative? Economical? Useful? Is there an alternative? This session covers the pros and cons of Wohler curves and their competition.

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WoD 6 – Strain Crystallization: Facts and Fictions
Explore how this rubber-specific phenomenon is key to durability issues.

The ability to strain crystallize is key to the widespread use of natural rubber in many demanding applications where durability is essential. This webinar clarifies some aspects of this behavior that are controversial or not well understood in the tire and rubber industry, like whether ultra-high-cis butadiene rubber has the potential to strain crystallize like natural rubber. Check out this session to learn more about this important special effect in elastomers.

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WoD 7 – Automating Fatigue Crack Growth Testing: The Coesfeld Tear and Fatigue Analyser
See the TFA’s capabilities for production fatigue crack growth measurements, including the automated high-resolution camera for accurately tracking crack growth and options for testing multiple specimens simultaneously.

In this special webinar we are honored to have Christian Kipscholl, President of Coesfeld GmbH join us for a demonstration of the Coesfeld Tear & Fatigue Analyser (TFA). We highlight Coesfeld’s implementation of Endurica’s Fully Relaxing Strain Ramping Procedure. You will also learn how Endurica’s ‘finite scoping’ procedure puts crack growth testing on a schedule that you control, and produces measurements with 50% less noise than alternative methods.

Endurica is the sole distributor of Coesfeld instruments in the Americas. Coesfeld develops, manufactures, and maintains equipment for determining physical material and component properties for various materials, such as thermoplastics, elastomers, fuels, and lubricants. Coesfeld’s workforce of 40 employees export approximately 70% of their annual volume from their headquarters in Dortmund, Germany.

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WoD 8 – Converting Road Loads into a Block Cycle Schedule
Endurica CL transforms massive amounts of data into proven durability insights.

Rubber part durability testing is often specified via a block cycle schedule. A block cycle schedule is a series of simple load cases, each repeated for a given duration, in hopes that the total schedule of simple load cases will adequately represent the damage and failure mode produced by real-world use and/or abuse. Starting from multi-channel road load input, this presentation shows how the Endurica workflow automatically generates a block cycle schedule that greatly simplifies complex loading scenarios while preserving essential details and failure mode.

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