Read Consulting was asked to perform plastic failure analysis on a broken pickup truck tailgate latch. Attached are a series of photographs demonstrating the latch and the cause of failure. The latch is mostly held to the back gate with two machine screws that are screwed into PEM inserts pushed into bosses when the plastic […]
Read Consulting Failure Analysis Blog
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Read Consulting glass experts performed a failure analysis on a broken wine bottle. The failure analysis determined that the side of the cork screw had exited the cork and created glass damage that initiated a failure when the cork was being removed. The side of the cork screw crushed the interior wall of the bottle […]
Read Consulting a California failure analysis lab often performs plastic failure analysis. The failure analysis laboratory was asked to look a a broken 3″ diameter PVC pipe. In this case, the plastic plumbing broke due to bending overload. At the origin the failure started as overload the white portion at the origin (see the 10 […]
Read Consulting failure analysis laboratory was asked to examine a failed coffee pot that had been abraded with a cleaning pad and then subjected to a series of thermal shock cycles. The pot was heated to 190°C then immediately immersed in 10°C water. The pot appeared to survive till the 51st cycle. On this cycle […]
A failed plastic chair was submitted to our failure analysis laboratory for examination. The right rear leg had broken off; however, the initial chair failure occurred on the left rear side. The left rear leg separated from the chair body due to poor bonding and molding porosity at the top of the leg. The failure […]