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Understanding of Slow Crack Growth to Create Safer Medical Devices

Chris Herrild (Director of Growth Strategies, Teel Plastics, Inc.)

Location: 210C

Date: Tuesday, February 5

Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Track: MD&M West: Technical Solutions

Vault Recording: TBD

Slow crack growth (SCG) is a common failure mode seen in plastics used in products with long life expectancy. In this session, you’ll hear about this physical phenomenon, and how the underlying causes can be translated into practical considerations when developing medical devices to improve safety.

Topics covered include:

  • An understanding of the physical phenomenon that cause slow crack growth in plastics
  • Causes of slow crack growth failure in medical devices
  • Considerations for device designers in minimizing slow crack growth

Presentation File

Medical_Stress_Cracking_Presentation_20190123.pptx