Design for Reliability – Stressors
podcast episode with speaker Michael Pfeifer
Any product is a collection of materials that have been engineered, shaped, and modified to become components and joints (e.g., weld and braze joints). The materials can degrade due to exposure to use conditions – steel screws corrode when exposed to water, some plastics become brittle when exposed to sunlight, and coatings on surfaces can wear away.
Components and joints will stop functioning as required if their materials degrade too much. This is a problem if it reduces or loses product performance before the end of a product’s expected life.
Identifying the conditions to which materials are exposed and selecting materials that can withstand the exposure are critical parts of designing products that have good reliability.
During this event, I will discuss identifying the conditions that can cause materials to degrade.
This Accendo Reliability webinar was originally broadcast on 13 December 2022.
To view the recorded video/audio and PDF slides of the event visit the webinar page.
Additional content that may be of interest
Design for Reliability – Identifying Stressors article
Reliability Testing – Product vs Materials article
Using DFR Tools episode
Where to Start with DfM & DfR with Fred Schenkelberg episode
Why DFR is Essential episode