How Much is Reliability Dependent on the Design, the Manufacturing, and the Customer Use Conditions?
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss they question everyone would like to know before they purchase a electronic product, that is “how long will it last?”.
- What can engineers do to understand the underlying causes to failures besides the counting the returns?
- Is the design of the product always the ultimate cause of failures, since design for manufacturing and the variation in manufacturing and field use should be built into the design?
- The GM ignition key and airbag failures are a well documented case history of multiple chains of failure of design and testing.
Enjoy an episode of Speaking of Reliability. Where you can join friends as they discuss reliability topics. Join us as we discuss topics ranging from design for reliability techniques, to field data analysis approaches.
Click HERE to read Kirk’s LinkedIn article on the failure of GM to find and fix its airbag and ignition. It is titled “Will GM add a Fish Scale to its Reliability Toolkit?”
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