Reliability Engineering and Testing

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Innovative designs build sales. Reliable designs build brands.

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Design for Reliability Toolkit
Save money and time in product development.
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To consistently create reliable products you have to know your customer’s use case. You can’t plan for reliability until you know how the product will be used.

DfR weaves reliability engineering into the product development cycle. Customer expectations for reliability are met through the life of the product while costs are kept to a minimum.

Successfully implementing DfR means your company will make better, more mature products, with more integrated new technology faster than your competitors. It’s that simple.

Reliability testing occurs always.
The question is, who is doing the testing, you or your customer?
Here are four tests your products should be undergoing, so they stay reliable when they are in your customer’s hands.
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Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT)

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Accelerated Life Testing

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Reliability Growth

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Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS)

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Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)

HALT’s value is in the product development process. It isn’t a test you want to pass. You are looking for opportunities to observe failure. These observations make it possible to ruggedize the product in a short time frame.

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Maturing your products in the field means your customer is part of your reliability engineering team.  No customer wants that.
HALT testing aims to provide rapid design improvement input by applying stepped stresses until the design fails. These forced failures yield tremendous information about how a design works and where it is vulnerable. It is critical information that can be delivered in just three days.
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Accelerated Life Testing

Imagine believing that your product has a ten-year life only to find out that it, in fact, has a critical wear-out mechanism at six years. This type of error is very easy to make by not following the ALT process correctly.

Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) provides the answer to the critical question, “When will my product wear out?” Every product development team and every customer wants to know the answer to that question. ALT provides it in a very compressed timeframe.

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Reliability Growth

Reliability growth testing aims to measure a product’s performance, so statistical confidence statement can be made about its likelihood of success. Reliability growth tests connect the reliability program to leadership and high level program decisions. Leaders expect a quantitative measurement of robustness during the product development process. This tool achieves that.
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Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS)​

HASS is a production screening method that ensures that the product that lands in your customer’s hands is exactly the product you intended. It screens every unit produced to make sure the unit is perfect. The method is also 10x faster, and detects defects more accurately than all other screening methods. Creating a HASS process is possible only if you have completed a Reliability HALT program during the design process.

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Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

A cornerstone of every reliability program is risk analysis. FMEA is a common analysis tool used to identify design vulnerabilities. FMEA identifies

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Allocation Modelling

As strange as it seems, engineers often start designing sub-systems without clear reliability goals. Allocation modeling provides sub-system reliability goals early in the program when they are most needed. The engineers can now find out if they need to make improvements, when doing so is easy and inexpensive.

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Your journey to creating highly robust products and a reliability culture, starts here.