Wear of Plastics

Wear of Plastics

May 31, 2018

Begins at 11:00 am

Approx. Run Time: 1 hour

Wear can be defined as damage to a solid surface caused by the removal or displacement of material through mechanical action associated with contact with a mating surface. Plastic components are used in a wide range of demanding applications in which they are subjected to surface damage and wear. These commonly include:

  • Gears
  • Bearings
  • Seals
  • Valves and Pistons
  • Fasteners
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Tanks and Hoppers

Wear of plastics is a relatively common failure mechanism, which needs to be understood in order to avoid component malfunction and breakdown. This webinar will address the mechanisms of wear in plastics.Plastic wear is affected by several factors that may be generally categorized into mechanical, environmental, and thermal aspects. These three groups of factors essentially determine the mechanism of wear of a plastic surface when it comes in contact with another surface
The topics covered as part of this presentation will include:

  • Mechanisms of wear in plastics
  • Wear factors
  • Mechanical
  • Environmental
  • Thermal
  • Wear resistant plastics
  • Wear testing

Jeffrey Jansen
The Madison Group