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Plastic Part Failure: Analysis, Design & Prevention

 

Dive into a broad range of topics essential to understanding and preventing plastic failure. The most efficient and effective approach to plastic component failure is performing a systematic failure analysis following scientific method. Someone once said, “if you don’t know how something broke, you can’t fix it,” highlighting the importance of a thorough understanding of how and why a product has failed. 

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With emphasis on practical problem-solving techniques, utilize case studies to comprehend key aspect of plastic failure and prevention. Gain a better understanding of why plastic components fail, and how to avoid future failures by applying the knowledge learned. 

Instructors:

This seminar is presented by engineers with experience and credentials from The Madison Group.

Javier Cruz, Ph.D.

Erik Foltz

Jeffrey Jansen

Antoine Rios, Ph.D.

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Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists, technicians and managers who design, fabricate and manufacture plastic components.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the essentials of why plastic components fail
  • Understand the five factors affecting plastic part performance
  • Learn the process of conducting a failure investigation
  • Know the importance of ductile-to-brittle transitions and their role in plastic component failure
  • Understand how and why a product has failed
  • Explore approaches to more quickly respond to and resolve plastic component failure
  • Learn methods and techniques to avoid future failures

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Course Outline/Topics

  • Introduction to Plastics
    • Overview of Plastics
    • Composition
    • Properties
    • Plastic Part Failure
    • Failure Correction and Prevention
      • Part Design
      • Mold Design
      • Material Selection
      • Processing
      • Validation Testing
    • Failure of Plastics Overview
    • Failure Mechanisms
    • The Roles of Multiple Factor Concurrency and Statistical Distribution in Plastic Part Failure
  • Failure Analysis
    • Problem Solving / Investigation Techniques – FA and RCA
    • Failure Analysis Test Methods
    • Case Studies

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This program can be applied toward the:

  Sessions  
Mon.-Wed., Oct. 13-15
8am-4:30pm
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: The Madison Group
$990: Register by Wed., Aug. 13
$1090: Register on or after Thu., Aug. 14 Discount Available
CEUs: 2.0/PDHs: 20
Program No. 4830-6889
Note: Class ends at 3:00 p.m. on Day Three.
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For more information, contact:
Murali Vedula, mvedula@uwm.edu, 414-227-3121
Marcia Gabriel, gabrielm@uwm.edu, 414-227-3378
 

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