With design, it pays to anticipate problems — and solve them — during product development.
One way to find failures early is the FMEA. The “Failure Mode and Effects Analysis” uses a step-by-step approach to identify a range of errors in design and process.
By systematically determining failure modes — and the severity of each failure — an engineer can then begin prioritizing mitigation methods.
But how can you ensure that the FMEA is done correctly, and not just conducted quickly to "check the box" for customers? And what role should top management play in an FMEA?
In a live webinar titled The Quality of FMEAs, a Tech Briefs reader had the following question for Carl Carlson, Owner of Carlson Reliability Consulting: