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Plastic Failures Associated with Metal Fasteners

About this event

The need to secure plastic components is prevalent in the manufacture of assemblies in many industries. Joining plastic components to other plastic parts or metal parts often involves the use of mechanical fasteners, such as screws, inserts, or rivets. The joining of plastic parts is inherently more complicated than assembling two metal components because of the fundamental differences in physical properties, including strength, chemical resistance and susceptibility to creep and stress relaxation.

Case Studies will be presented to illustrate failures associated with the interaction between plastic components and metal fasteners. The presented cases will illustrate how the failure analysis process was used to identify the failure mechanism as well as the primary factors responsible for the failures. The cases depict representative failures involving varied designs and service conditions.

At the end of this presentation you will:

  • Better recognize the potential pitfalls of joining plastic components using metal fasteners.
  • Appreciate how failure analysis techniques can identify how and why plastic failure occurs.

Directly following this event we will host a live Q&A session for up to 30 minutes to cover plastic failures associated with metal fastener related questions.

Hosted by

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    Jeffrey Jansen Engineering Manager @ The Madison Group

    Jeff is a graduate of Carroll College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is an expert in failure analysis, material identification and selection, as well as compatibility, aging, and lifetime prediction studies for thermoplastic materials.

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    The Madison Group

    The Madison Group is recognized as a global leader in the plastics industry. We offer a variety of customized consulting services from material selection to design verification to failure analysis and everywhere in between.

The Madison Group

Putting Years of Plastics Engineering Experience To Work For You

The Madison Group has been a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry since 1993. We solve plastic problems and find economic solutions that help drive product development to yield higher quality parts.