Polycarbonate device housing tested by Exponent failed in 3-4 months

Increasing use of polycarbonates in handheld electronic devices is creating a new problem in hospital environments-environmental stress cracking caused by repeated use of disinfectants. “While these materials are generally tough, certain chemical environments can contribute to catastrophic brittle failure at relatively low stress levels,” according to a research paper presented at ANTEC in Cincinnati last month by Exponent , a failure analysis consulting firm based in Menlo Park, CA. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  ANTEC polycarbonate read more

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Polycarbonate device housing tested by Exponent failed in 3-4 months

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