13 November 2019
TWI FREE Webinar: Failure Investigation of Welded Moulded Plastic Components at 3pm UK Time
Is it for me?
This webinar is suitable for anyone working in fields related to automotive, medical or domestic appliances that involve the use of plastic components that need to be welded. This includes designers, engineers and manufacturers of complex moulded plastic parts.
What will I learn?
Plastic moulded components are used across a range of industries and applications, meaning that an understanding of joining is essential for anyone involved in material selection, design or fabrication.
TWI’s close relationship with a number of industrial companies means that we have seen many failures associated with poor quality welding of moulded plastic components.
This webinar will discuss methods for investigating and assessing weld quality, including visual inspection, pressure/burst tests, microtoming, digital radiography and computed tomography.
What will I leave with?
Webinar attendees will gain a sound working knowledge of the best methods for assessing weld quality and flaws in moulded plastic component joins. You will also gain an insight into the design rules that should be adhered to in order to attain the best quality weld. In addition to design, fabrication and examination of these welds.
Meet the team
Lead Failure Investigator (non-metallic) - Polymer & Composite Technologies Group
Dr Farshad Salamat-Zadeh is a Chartered Polymer and Adhesive Engineer, with 21 years of consultancy and project management experience. Dealing with material selection, joining and manufacturing issues related to automotive, transport, defence, aerospace, medical, oil and gas, and other industrial market sectors.
Holder of a BSc honours (2:1) degree in Polymer Engineering, MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and PhD in Joining Technology. Dr Salamat-Zadeh has hands on experience with polymer processing, production engineering, relevant joining and plastic welding processes, as well as composite fabrication and applications of adhesives, sealants, coatings, and associated surface treatments. Dr Salamat-Zadeh is TWI’s expert in failure investigation of polymers, adhesives, coatings and GRP/CFRP materials.