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.
Who Should Attend
Engineers, scientists, technicians and managers who design, fabricate and manufacture plastic components.
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
- Introduction to Plastics
- Overview of Plastics
- Plastic Part Failure
- Failure Correction and Prevention
- Part Design
- Mold Design
- Material Selection
- 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
All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.
Mon.-Wed., Oct. 10-12, 2016
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education
$1,190 if you register by Wed., Aug. 10, 2016.
$1,290 if you register after Wed., Aug. 10, 2016.
CEUs: 2, PDHs: 20
Enrollment Limit: 40
Program Number: 4830-8990
Note: Class ends at 4:30 pm on Days 1 and 2
Class ends at 3:00 pm on Day 3