A manufacturing defect was claimed by a purchaser of a bottle of wine. The bottle defect claim was that there were three pieces of foreign material in the wine. The photograph above shows the food contamination. Two are pieces of glass that appear to match the top of the contaminated bottle. The third piece is […]
Glass failure analysis expert locates the origin of a failed wine bottle. Thye failure origin is at the top of the bottle on the inside rim. The origin is a crush spot on the inner rim. This was too high to be caused by a corkscrew. It is believed that the damage occurred […]
Glass expert analyzed several leaking wine bottles that eventually broke in half. All the bottle failures occured on the heal. Also, during failure analysis, it was discovered that all of the bottle failures were made in one cavity of a multi-cavity bow mold tool. Bottles from the other cavities did not have this problem. These […]
A recent failure analysis performed on a wine bottle revealed a manufacturing defect. The initiating manufacturing defect is a piece of unmelted glass (see photo above). More information on this can be found in my failure analysis blog There is a recent white paper that discusses the failure analysisi in detail.