A glass chimney intended to hold a candle failed at the bottom, and injured the user. The glass chimney has several design defects. It is made with high thermal expansion soda lime glass (borosilicate glass is a better choice), and it is closed on the top (the top should be open to allow heat […]
California Glass Failure Expert performs a Root Cause Glass Failure Analysis on an “exploding” beer bottle.
The glass experts at Read Consulting performed a window defect analysis on defective windows at a hotel. The windows began to appear dirty, and no amount of cleaning could remove the “dirt”. When initially installed, the insulated glass (I.G.) windows appeared normal. However, over time they began to appear perpetually dirty. Using a microscope […]
Overview of Assembled Bottle 8X Mag. View of Origin on Bottle 40X Mag. View of Origin on Neck 40X Mag. California glass expert was asked perform a glass failure analysis on numerous small cosmetic bottles. These bottles all failed where the neck intersected the shoulder of the bottle. Microscopic photos of a representative failure are […]
Failure analysis expert witness performed a failure analysis on a broken grinding wheel. This is part of a product liability case where it was claimed that the wheel broke apart during normal use and injured the user. Examination of the wheel showed that the wheel had been broken by someone clamping it and breaking off […]