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How Housing Materials Affects Cracking

A growing concern with medical devices is the cracking of polymer housings for electrical equipment used in the healthcare environment. Cracked polymer housings can lead to several problems for patients, healthcare providers, and medical equipment manufacturers.

Most importantly, the medical equipment may malfunction, leading to patient injury or even death. Equipment failures also generate extra costs and resource time for the medical equipment manufacturer associated with service calls, product returns, and warranty claims. 

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