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Plastic Failures Associated with Metal Fasteners – WEBINAR

September 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

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Plastic Failures Associated with Metal Fasteners Webinar

The need to secure plastic components is prevalent in the manufacture of assemblies in many industries. Joining plastic components to other plastic parts or metal parts often involves the use of mechanical fasteners, such as screws, inserts, or rivets. The joining of plastic parts is inherently more complicated than assembling two metal components because of the fundamental differences in physical properties, including strength, chemical resistance and susceptibility to creep and stress relaxation.

Case Studies will be presented to illustrate failures associated with the interaction between plastic components and metal fasteners. The presented cases will illustrate how the failure analysis process was used to identify the failure mechanism as well as the primary factors responsible for the failures. The cases depict representative failures involving varied designs and service conditions.

At the completion of the webinar attendees will:

  • Recognize the challenges inherent to using metal fasteners to join plastics
  • Understand how failure can occur from improper fastener selection


September 19, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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The Madison Group