What are the Biggest Challenges to Getting Real Failure Data on Real Products?
Kirk and Fred discussing the difficulty of getting the failed products, especially low cost systems, back from the field to do failure analysis on.
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss recent failures in electronics Kirk owns and the difficulty of finding reliability data past the warranty period.
- A fundamental challenge for reliability engineering is finding what actually failed for the warranty period and after long-term use
- Cost of parts recovery for low cost products or assemblies makes the economic feasibility of root cause investigations difficult
- The customer use and stress history is difficult to know but the customer is the ultimate judge of what is “normal” use
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.
For more information about Kirk, please visit his company, Accelerated Reliability Solutions, L.L.C. website at www.acceleratedreliabilitysolutions.com
Here is a link to the new book by Kirk Gray and John Paschkewitz, “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems”
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