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Movable die design - R&D Extrusion, Cutters and Flexx

Geplaatst 28 nov. 2022
0 tot 2 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Engels (Vloeiend)

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Movable die design - R&D Extrusion, Cutters and Flexx


From 2023 we have an internship available for a student with a bachelor or master in Mechanical Engineering, Process Technology or similar specialization.

In consultation with the department this can be a graduation study.

Challenge of this internship is to research of we can design a flexible die shape. A shape that can be changed online during production.


The product department R&D Extrusion, Cutters and Flexx is responsible for the development of flexible machines for breaker and body-ply materials for the tire building industry. Using extrusion technology is emerging in this industry. The development of this is an important part of the production process of breakers and body-plies and with the strip wrapping process of car tires.

This department is also responsible for the management and maintenance of the "standard" of our machines in our portfolio. We support other departments such as Sales and Production and we work together with different R&D departments on projects in cross-functional teams. Within R&D Extrusion, Cutters and Flexx we work with 25 professionals. The team consists of Mechanical Engineers, Software Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Process Engineers and a Technical Writer.

VMI R&D offers a enthusiastic and inspiring working environment.

VMI will provide the required software and ICT requirements (laptop) to work on the problem. VMI R&D provides multiple extruders which can be used for testing. Together with a software / test engineer, test can be executed.

What are you going to do?

Within VMI rubber strip is being produced by extruding. The rubber is plastified and pressurized by the screw and gearpump of the extruder. The strip is shaped by pressing the rubber through a die. The control on shape during processing is very limited because a fixed die shape is used.

Part of this internship:

  • Conceptual design;
  • Build prototype;
  • Testing

What do we offer?

You are given the change to learn within a cosy team for 6 months. Your research will be of added value for the organization.

You will receive a compensation for this internship and compensation for travel costs.

Over VMI Group
Onze 1600 medewerkers over de wereld streven er voortdurend naar onze industrieën naar een hoger niveau te brengen, door geavanceerde, innovatieve technologieën te leveren waarmee onze klanten succesvoller zijn. VMI ontwikkelt, produceert, verkoopt en installeert high tech machines voor banden, rubber en blik en de farmaceutische en persoonlijke verzorgingsindustrie. Dankzij de drive en ambitie van onze medewerkers, zijn wij in staat onze klanten de beste oplossing te bieden.

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