A young woman sought psychological services after her cardiologist referred her for stress management and treatment of "heart attack" symptoms. This 36 year old woman had the world by the tail. Marketing director for a local high-tech firm, she was in line for promotion to vice president. She drove a new sports car, traveled extensively, and was socially active.
IA identified and applied a chemical process to stabilize the material and clearly stain the micro-phase domains.
TEM images of cross sections afforded direct comparison of surface and bulk morphologies, enabling informed evaluation of manufacturing processes.
Manufacturer of precision polyurethane foam polishing pads for the semiconductor industry needed a method to measure cell size and open cell area for quality control, as well as for comparison with competitive products. Impact modified an existing optical microscopy ASTM method, for measurement of the cell size of the micro-porous PU foams in the scanning electron microscope.
Impact developed a method for comparative measurement of the percent of open cell area of the polishing foams. Contaminant on surface of steel engine parts caused production slowdown and rejection of product.
Impact examined the shape morphology and analyzed the elemental composition of the microscopic metal particles of contaminant in the scanning electron microscope. Comparison with a sample of blasting media used to polish the parts during production identified this media as the contamination.
Impact recommended more thorough cleaning after this interim polishing step. Manufacturer of multi-layer films for the food packaging industry needed to measure the thickness of layers for quality control.
Customer also desired measurement and identification of the layers used to construct competitor's products. Impact used a combination of polarized light microscopy and infra red microscopy to photograph, measure, and identify the separate layers of the film in cross section.
Impact photographed the fractured surfaces of the samples at high magnification in the scanning electron microscope, to clearly document the difference in surface adhesion as a result of experimental modifications. Results enabled the team to pursue a modification technique producing consistently superior surface adhesion of the particles to the matrix, as verified by IA microscopy data.
Impact used precision cryoultramicrotomy technique to create ultra thin sections of the material for examination in the transmission electron microscope TEM. Chemical staining provides contrast to clearly identify polymer phases in representative digital micrographs, supplied within the report to the customer.
Plastic fuel line splitting during manufacture. A three layer, co-extruded plastic fuel line component was splitting when sent to a supplier for unit assembly.
The problem appeared in an otherwise stable production process. A sample of the split component was examined using optical and scanning electron microscopy.
When imaged at high magnification, the fracture surface characteristics indicated poor fusion was occurring in the middle layer during the co-extrusion process. When fittings were inserted, the fuel line split from the applied hoop stress.
The fuel line extrusion step was producing a product that appeared normal by usual quality control inspection but had a hidden defect.Stress Management Case Study for a Company.
In this case, the Calibra Net Informatics Ltd has been considered; this company was. established in Due to the innovative technological solutions. Stress case studies The high-flyer Louise Palmer, 36, is co-founder of 7days, a management consultancy business.
She earns £, a year and lives with her husband Adrian, 42, who works. The Business Case for Stress Management What Employers Can Do About It According to the Center for the Advancement of Health, studies indicate a significant correlation between on-the-job stress and mental, emotional, and physical problems, such as heart .
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Find out how to manage work-related stress so you can protect your employees. Over 11 million days are lost at work a year because of stress at work. Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting on it.