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Failure Analysis Can Help Prevent Sickness and Injuries

Sep 13 2018

A History of Inspection Failure analysis is crucial in determining the safety, reliability, and performance of products and helps prevent costly damages and recurring problems associated with poorly designed products and machines. ASM International, a professional organization for materials scientists and engineers, published a guide on failure analysis explaining the importance of conducting technical product…


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Quality Control Diagnostic Tools Are the First Step Toward Consumer Diagnostics

Aug 16 2018

A diagnostic device that uses bio-optic smell sensors to aid in quality control (QC) procedures for food manufacturers may well be able to rival the human nose for smell analysis in the coming future. Aryballe Technologies, a French company, undertook the research and development for the product which has exceeded initial expectations. The bio-sensors that…


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New Advances in Polymer Production

Aug 2 2018

Manufacturers of just about everything complex or mechanical in the world use polymers of some type. Automakers such as, General Motors and Toyota and airplane manufacturers such as, Airbus and Boeing require durable, lightweight, and heat-resistant components that can stand up to high velocity and wind resistance. The tolerances on these polymers are extremely low,…


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Advantages of Chip Resistance Testing for Coatings

Jul 2 2018

Even when top quality ingredients are used to create coatings, such as paints, finishes, and protective coatings, there is still a risk of receiving customer complaints from product failure. One such complaint is a product failure from chipping which inhibits the product from performing the intended function. Instruments such as a Gravelometer can evaluate the…


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What’s Contaminating Your Pharmaceutical Products?

Mar 29 2018

You believe your pharmaceutical facility is taking every precaution to prevent contamination, but then you discover that there are unidentified spots on a batch of tablets or particles floating in a liquid medication. What’s going on? That question may be difficult or even impossible to answer just from looking at your pharmaceutical product. There are…


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Medical Device Safety The Importance of Extractables & Leachables Testing

Mar 15 2018

Medical devices, whether they’re as simple as disposable examination gloves or as complex as pacemakers, must be proven to be biocompatible before they can go to market. Biocompatibility testing is especially important for devices that are designed to deliver a drug or come into contact with human tissue. Healthcare professionals need to know that no…


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Why Pharma Companies Must Invest in Method Development & Validation

Mar 8 2018

Method development is a key element of pharmaceutical development, and it can’t be overlooked when starting the process of creating a new drug. While it’s often considered routine, it’s integral to maintaining cost efficiency. With the right method development and validation guidelines in place, your company can optimize resources and save on development time. Optimize…


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How Alkalinity Affects Household Cleaners

Dec 27 2017

We use household cleaners, including multi-surface and glass cleaners, to mop up such a huge variety of messes that the ingredients in each bottle have to be capable of breaking down all kinds of materials. But those ingredients also have to be limited in their capacity to cause damage to humans. Therefore, developing an effective…


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How Failure Testing Affects Packaging

Dec 14 2017

Product packaging is an essential part of your marketing and sales efforts. Once you’ve developed your product, whether it’s food and beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, or even a medical device—attractive packaging can go the final mile towards convincing consumers to purchase it. Your company’s packaging can make or break a sale, so it’s important to create…


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In Product Failure Cases, Who Is Liable?

Dec 7 2017

If a product injures a consumer due to a defect or improper labeling, every party in the distribution chain is potentially liable. The product liablity thus potentially extends to: The product manufacturer A contractor who manufactured parts used in the final product A third party that assembled or installed the product The distributor The retail…


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