Due to the physical properties of tempered glass, the failure of products featuring this material can result in a variety of serious injuries. In this webinar, ceramic scientist and failure analysis expert James Derby provides an introduction to the science of tempered glass, failure analysis methods, and an examination of the conditions that can cause it to explode.
The information is framed within the context of legal disputes, providing attorneys and insurance professionals with a foundation of technical knowledge. James brings the topic into focus by examining details from a tempered glass product common to our forensic casework: shower doors.
Tempered Glass Failure Investigations - Expert Webinar [VIDEO]
This video was recorded from the webinar on May 13, 2021.
Ceramic Scientist & Failure Analysis Expert
James is a ceramic materials scientist with extensive experience in tribology and failure analysis. He has extensive experience in the processing of ceramic materials, including processing controls, and identifying processing defects that can lead to component failures. Adept at the forensic science of fractography, James has performed fractographic investigations on products as complex as nuclear submarine components, and as simple as common consumer goods.