Characterization and Failure Analysis of Plastics
Manufacturing-Related Failures of Plastic Parts
This article focuses on manufacturing-related failures of injection-molded plastic parts, although the concepts apply to all plastic manufacturing processes It provides detailed examples of failures due to improper material handling, drying, mixing of additives, and molecular packing and orientation. It also presents examples of failures stemming from material degradation improper use of metal inserts, weak weld lines, insufficient curing of thermosets, and inadequate mixing and impregnation in the case of thermoset composites.
Vishu Shah, Manufacturing-Related Failures of Plastic Parts, Characterization and Failure Analysis of Plastics, Vol 11B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Todd J. Menna, ASM International, 2022, p 599–609, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v11B.a0006916
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