The Madison Group

Putting Years of Plastics Engineering Experience To Work For You

2615 Research Park Dr.
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608) 231-1907
Fax: (608) 231-2694

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Material Evaluation

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Services of the Madison Group

Our engineering staff has dedicated their careers to understanding plastics. We know that the success of plastic parts is dependent on many interrelated factors. With expertise in simulation, plastic part design, processing, and failure analysis, we can help you find solutions quickly. We have helped numerous clients with:

Failure Analysis

To fully understand how a plastic part will behave one must understand the intricacies of plastic. One must know which properties are important and what testing needs to be completed to fully qualify a part. The Madison Group can help you find a cost-effective solution on your next part design or failure. Learn more

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Material Evaluation

Plastics have tremendous latitude in how they will respond when subjected to different loading, temperature, and chemicals. This is one of the many reasons why plastics are extremely attractive when designing a new part or converting from metal. However, incorporating a relatively minor change in part geometry, material additive or reinforcement, or how the part is manufactured, can be the difference between part success or failure. Learn more

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Design Evaluation

A significant step in any design process is the validation of your plastic component design. Utilizing The Madison Group's experience with plastic part design, simulation, and physical testing can help accellerate your design process and minimize your time to market. Learn more

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Moldflow® Analysis

The ability to mass-produce complex and precise parts has made injection molding a popular processing choice for designers and engineers. However, with significant investments in both product development and mold design, it is critical that quality parts are manufactured right away. Integrating Moldflow® analysis into the design process can help identify potential issues prior to tool construction to help ensure immediate product success. Our Moldflow® certified engineers can help you optimize your process and design. Learn more

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Subrogation Engineering

At The Madison Group we understand that not all claims have the same budget. A typical engineering analysis for a subrogation project starts with a visual non-destructive analysis that helps our customer decide the next step. If the project justifies further analysis, we have the capability to further investigate with more advanced non-destructive techniques or with the use of analytical and material testing. Our extensive knowledge of plastic materials allows us to determine how the failure occurred and who is the most responsible party. The Madison Group is not limited to understanding the engineering behind the plastic material, but also the environment, the end use, installation and life history of the product. Our engineering subrogation services also include product brand identification and forensic engineering. Learn more

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On-Site Consulting

The Madison Group realizes that not all problems or projects can be neatly packaged and sent away for analysis. Additionally, sometimes the best solution to a problem is a little bit of education. To assist our customers in finding solutions for these unique projects The Madison Group offers several on-site consultation services. Learn more

Subrogation Engineering

Expert Witness

The Madison Group specializes in plastic. When a plastic part fails, we determine the causes. Our detailed analyses address all the issues affecting the failure – the plastic material, design, manufacture, installation and service life, to name a few. We understand that scientific knowledge is not the only component of a successful expert witness, but also an understanding of the issues surrounding the case and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate the technical terminology. Learn more

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