GTS: a technical course aimed at glass technologists

Learn how to analyse and interpret glass product failures with experts in glass

Learn about glass strength, damage and an analytical approach to failure investigation with the experts in glass, Glass Technology Services Ltd, as they continue their 2019 training programme with a three-day failure analysis course from April 16 to 18, 2019.

This technical course is aimed at glass technologists, quality assurance and product complaints professionals and features a combination of technical presentations, practical exercises, case-studies and practical investigations to help delegates understand glass strength, weaknesses, failure and interpretation of evidence to determine causation.

The syllabus leads delegates through an introduction to understanding glass properties and strength, including defects, weakness and loss in strength, tensile and compressive stresses, interpretation of fracture markings and failure origins. Practical exercises and case-studies throughout the course give attendees real experience of interpreting a range of failures including impact, vertical load, thermal, pressure and hydrodynamic failures.

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A range of in-house and bespoke glass courses are available for individual organisations and associations from Glass Technology Services Ltd. Please see details of their 2019 training programme online.

Glass Technology Services Ltd provides analysis, consultancy, testing and research and development support to all parts of the glass supply chain – from raw materials to the end consumer. GTS prides itself on its confidentiality and independence and is accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025 standards.

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