Cafeteria Table Stools - Product Improvement - Plastics
Various International Locations
A large manufacturer of cafeteria tables used in schools was experiencing problems with premature cracking of the boss section of the integrated plastic stools. There was a question of whether the problems were due to high unintended loading from children rocking or standing on the stools or material fatigue from repeated loading.
This is a problem our engineers are contacted about frequently and goes beyond simply creating and running an FEA model. Our process began with discovery meetings with the manufacturer to really learn about the problems they were having, what the constraints were, and what expectations they had for a solution.