Materials Articles

Polymers- general properties

Material selection plays a crucial role in product development. Lately we have shared infographics about metals and ceramics. This week we deal with polymers. Polymers are often used to replace other materials for cost and weight saving purposes. They are very...

Ceramics – general properties

Material selection plays a crucial role in product development. Last week we shared an infographic about metals and their basic properties. This week we deal with ceramics. This material group is less known, but ceramic materials can be vital especially in...

Metals – general properties

Material selection plays a crucial role in product development. Materials have huge effect in reliability of the product, but they also determine things like cost and weight. Additionally, certain functionalities such as electrical conductivity can only be achieved...

Intermittent Failures – User’s and Failure Analysist’s Nightmare

A few years ago, we were buying a new mobile router for my family. After the purchase, we quite soon realised that the router had some reliability problems, and it stopped working properly, when we had used it only for a very short time. The router worked okay after...