This page is dedicated to FMEA practitioners from all industries and applications. It contains articles, aids and other resources to performing effective FMEAs.
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a method designed to:
- Identify and fully understand potential failure modes and their causes, and the effects of failure on the system or end users, for a given product or process.
- Assess the risk associated with the identified failure modes, effects and causes, and prioritize issues for corrective action.
- Identify and carry out corrective actions to address the most serious concerns.
An FMEA is an engineering analysis done by a cross-functional team of subject matter experts that thoroughly analyzes product designs or manufacturing processes, early in the product development process. Its objective is finding and correcting weaknesses before the product gets into the hands of the customer.
Inside FMEA – Index of Articles
Click on the link “Inside FMEA – Index of Articles” to see the full listing of Inside FMEA articles in the sequence they were published.
The following are three webinars presented to ASQ Reliability Division members:
The following are articles on the subject of FMEA that have been published in various emagazines and websites.
These checklists are referred to in the book Effective FMEAs, and can be downloaded at no charge.
This is an excerpt of a Design FMEA on a pencil that has been used for training purposes.
The following are presentation charts that may be useful.
This presentation was given to an engineering class at the University of Arizona.
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