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Padding of a Seat Dress Cover

10/04/2016 1:41 PM

The padding inside the dress cover of a seat became defective during usage. We want to design a test for the simulation of the real usage. Do you know any kind of test? The photo of the defective padding is attached.

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Re: Padding of a seat dress cover

10/04/2016 1:58 PM

These may, or may not help.

igus® Seat cover testing machine

Product Testing: Ruffwear Dirtbag Seat Cover – Colorado Canine

Maybe put them in municipal buses that run every day in the driver's seat?

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10/04/2016 2:54 PM

Maybe rig up a bowling ball, spring, solenoid, and repeat-cycle timer....

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Re: Padding of a Seat Dress Cover

10/04/2016 3:20 PM

Having worked at a KI, a large furniture manufacturer. I'm familiar with the types of tests for life of the seating.

Will have to set up some pneumatic fixtures and valves.

there are a number of tests to run to get an idea of durability. For support, fabric durability and how it's fastened. Right now, I'm pretty busy this afternoon and tonight to go into details but I can discuss the types tomorrow.

maybe sketch some things out.

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10/04/2016 3:28 PM

I don't think you need a testing machine to see the problem here....Your padding material is very loosely woven....that would require a cross stitching pattern to hold the material in place with an additional backing fabric for stability....I would suggest a ripstop fabric for padding material....

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Re: Padding of a Seat Dress Cover

10/06/2016 3:52 PM

Thanks for the idea. The material should also be flame resistant.

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10/04/2016 4:05 PM

You could toss them into my kennels with 8 dogs...it's a pretty severe test though!

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10/05/2016 10:31 AM

Is this damage also caused by human sweat with salt and oils? This will accelerate the breakdown of manmade plastic fibers. Simulating this should be included in any testing.

As well any fungus growth resulting from the nutrition provided by these human deposited components.

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10/05/2016 10:56 AM

Don't forget the methane.

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10/05/2016 11:03 AM

Those can be vacuumed out.

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10/05/2016 11:22 AM

Any abrasives (dirt, salt, chemicals in sweat) will accelerate breakdown of the fibers.

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10/05/2016 11:28 AM

not to mention coffee.

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Re: Padding of a Seat Dress Cover

10/05/2016 4:52 PM

''Consumer Reports'' may well have done similar investigative work.

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10/05/2016 4:55 PM

The ''American Society for Testing and Materials'' (A.S.T.M.) may also have a few Standards for such testing...

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