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7/7/2009· Failure Analysis

Failure Analysis of a Broken Jam Jar

By: Dr. Thomas L. Read

Glass fractography is the most effective method for determining why a glass object, such as a bottle, failed. This technique consists of examining the fracture surfaces of the failure for artifacts such as Wallner lines and using them to trace the crack back to its origin. Once the origin has been identified, it can be examined in detail with a microscope to determine the cause of the failure.

7/7/2009· Failure Analysis

Failure Analysis of a Failed Ceramic Water Holding Tank on a Toilet

By: Dr. Thomas L. Read

The cracked tank was first inspected in the "as received" condition. In this condition it was cracked, but it was still whole. Next, the failed tank was separated by pulling it apart. This was done to expose the fracture surfaces of the main crack. This allowed for a complete failure analysis and for a determination of where the crack initiated.

7/7/2009· Design

White Paper: Reverse Engineering

By: Dr. Thomas L. Read

Before expending the effort necessary to reverse engineer a device or object, it must be definite that the object under study is not covered by one or more patents. This avoids a dispute over patent violations. Once it has been established that no patent coverage exists, one can use multiple techniques to reverse engineer a product. These are summarized below:

7/31/2004· Manufacturing

Understanding Holistic Manufacturing

By: Hardy Management Consulting (HMC)

Holistic Manufacturing™ is a revolutionary approach that focuses on the 'entire' manufacturing process, bringing together both technology and human systems in order to identify and reduce production variability. The result for manufacturing companies

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10/2/2019· Hotels & Hospitality

Residential Seating is Not Safe Enough for Commercial or Hospitality Use

By: Leonard Backer

Many restaurants, independent hotels and timeshare resorts have much tighter budgets these days when it comes to purchasing seating for their properties. At the same time, there seem to be many “attractive” options available for their chairs, barstools and benches...

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