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Hantel Tech Webinar Series: An Introduction to Plastic Component Failure Analysis

Hantel Technologies

Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Hantel Technologies is pleased to announce the next seminar in the 2012 – 2013 Hantel Tech webinar series:




An Introduction to Plastic Component Failure Analysis




Speaker:   Jeffrey A. Jansen, The Madison Group

Date:  Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Time:   11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Location:   Hantel Technologies | 703 Sandoval Way | Hayward, CA


The first 30 minutes will be used as a networking session, and the seminar will begin at noon. The webinar link will be sent out the morning before the event.


You are cordially invited to attend in person at Hantel Tech (lunch provided / limited number of seats), to join live via Webinar, or to view at a later date (links will provided to registrants and to those who request notification). Please register on Event Brite for this free seminar - and select how you would like to participate.




The most efficient and effective approach to plastic component failure is by performing a systematic failure analysis following scientific method.  Someone once said, “if you don’t know how something broke, you can’t fix it,” and this certainly highlights the importance of a thorough understanding of how and why a product has failed.  This course will provide the attendees with information they need to understand how this is done.


As part of the course the attendees will gain insight into:


  • The five factors effecting plastic part performance: material, design, manufacturing, installation, and service
  • The process of conducting a failure investigation
  • The primary plastic failure mechanisms
  • The types of analytical tools used to evaluate a failed plastic part


The information presented in this course will help a wide range of engineers, scientists, technicians, and managers who design, fabricate, and manufacture plastic components. Participants will gain a better understanding on why plastic components fail, and how to avoid future failures by applying the knowledge learned. 




Jeffrey Jansen is the Senior Managing Engineer at The Madison Group, an independent plastics consulting firm. Jeff specializes in failure analysis, material identification and selection, and aging studies for thermoplastic materials.  He has performed over 1025 failure investigations, both for industrial clients and litigation work.  Jeff is a graduate of Carroll College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Jeff has taught several seminars on plastics failure analysis, chemical effects of plastics, and basic rubber technology,  and is a regular presenter for the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has also authored numerous articles and an ASM handbook chapter relating to failure analysis.  






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Since 2007, Hantel Tech has hosted a webinar series forum for the medical device community in the Bay Area generally on the fourth Thursday (noon) of each month. Please feel free to peruse former seminars in the series available via the website and contact us at for more information.

Have questions about Hantel Tech Webinar Series: An Introduction to Plastic Component Failure Analysis? Contact Hantel Technologies

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Hantel Technologies
703 Sandoval Way
Hayward, CA 94544

Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Hantel Technologies

Hantel was founded in 1999 with a vision of a company that would bring medical devices to market, with all services provided under one roof. Since then, Hantel has become a leader in contract design and manufacturing, having developed hundreds of products for a wide array of applications. Hantel retains a highly qualified and diverse workforce with expertise in all aspects of medical device development and manufacturing. Located near the heart of Silicon Valley, Hantel is convenient and accessible to a wide array of device and bio-tech firms. Providing fast and flexible service, Hantel was built to meet your needs.

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