Why do Reliability Engineers Still Use 217?
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss a old subject of the use of MIL 217, which is still referenced by many companies, and its value and validity.
- The value or cost of following or using MIL 217 for any purpose
- Using real field data is a reasonable way of predicting future iterations of similar products.
- Components and materials have changed significantly in the 25+ years since the last revision, and the physics of failure are not the same as for electronic devices from 25 years ago.
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