Plastic Part Failure Analysis begins by covering common part design mistakes that lead to failures, and strategies used to resolve those issues. The course then dives into mold design considerations that may also lead to plastic part failures, including gating and cooling issues.
Plastic material selection criteria are then covered with emphasis on critical material performance testing over time and temperature ranges as compared to single-point data.
Next, injection molding processing factors are discussed and related to part performance issues. Students will also learn the numerous methods used to analyze part failures to definitively determine the root cause of a failure. The course wraps up with examples of the diagnostic strategies and root cause solutions using industry case studies.
- Five failure factors: part design, mold design, material selection, processing, and product testing and validation
- Gate location vs. mechanical performance
- Processing influence on part performance
- Crystallinity effects on mechanical and chemical performance
- Interpreting material data sheets
- Long term performance of plastic materials
- Application temperature vs. material performance
- Accelerated testing
- Molecular weight’s role in material properties
- Oxidation issues
- Use of various Failure Analysis Tools, including DSC, DMA, FT-IR, and many more
- All course materials, including:
- Course book
- Calculators, pens, pencils, etc…
- Daily breakfast and lunch
- Certificate of Attendance
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