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Creep Lifetime Prediction

A plastic retention clip was required in a commercial appliance. Based upon the application requirements, including impact resistance, polycarbonate appeared to be a good material choice. However, the clip also needed to withstand a continuous loading of 6,400 psi, thus creep failure was a concern. The useful life requirement for the product was stated to be 2 years… [Download to continue reading…]

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