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New software tool for composite design

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 | Permalink

Designers employing composite solutions cite the inability to predict composite performance: failure mode in particular; as handicap going forward. Thankfully increasingly accurate simulations tools are becoming available such as BASF’s (Leverkusen, Germany) Ultrasim package and HyperSizer from Collier Research Corporation (Newport News, VA). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastic simulation software read more

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

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | Permalink

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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Dismantling A Dream: What Happens When Startups Fail

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 | Permalink

Three quarters of all funded tech startups, including medical device and clean tech firms, as well as web companies, end in failure without returning investors’ capital, according to Harvard Business School lecturer Shikhar …

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