Lifespan of Plastic Parts - Degradation and Selection of Materials

At this seminar, we will hear about known factors that influence the performance of plastic materials and how to design products using both traditional and additive/3D manufacturing

Time to market is becoming increasingly important for most companies that develop new products.

Over time, plastic parts can change properties due to external factors. This can result in the need for time-consuming tests in order to document and predict the lifespan. To limit the amount of testing, data available from suppliers can be applied in the design phase and make more relevant tests possible.

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IDA Polymer is a collaborator to this event.


09:00 - 09:30 Registration and breakfast

09:30 - 09:40 Welcome

09:40 - 10:15
Degradation of polymer materials during life cycle stages
Arnim Saalbrink, Lead Consultant, Danfoss A/S

10:15 - 10:50 To be announced

10:50 - 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 - 12:10
Behind the scenes at UL: material testing, recognition (yellow card) and selection
Wendy Stikvoort, Staff Engineer Chemicals, UL International

12:10 - 13:10 Lunch

13:10 - 13:45
UV absorber strategies for polycarbonate product development and application
Rolf Wehrmann, Scientific Fellow, Covestro

13:45 - 14:20
Use of 3D printed materials in hearing aids: quality issues related to production and product lifetime
Jakob Lauritz Hansen, Director Product Quality Verification, Oticon A/S

14:20 - 14:40 Coffee Break

14:40 - 15:15
Application design with additive manufacturing: material and process similarities, differences and what knobs to turn
Niklas Franke, Senior Engineer, Additive Manufacturing, Danfoss A/S

15:15 - 15:50
Characterization of surfaces and interfaces for prediction of product lifespan and performance of polymer materials
Torben Ruby, Material Specialist, Force Technology

15:50 - 16:00 Closing remarks

  • When

    4. jun. 2019 09:00 - 16:00
  • Where

    Forskerparken i Odense, Forskerparken 10 G, 5230 Odense M

  • Registration Deadline

    3. jun. 2019 - 23:59

  • Organizer

    IDA Polymer

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