Quality management FMEA - Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
The Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is an integral part of quality management.
History of the FMEA
Developed by the US-American military, the FMEA method was initially only used by the NASA in aerospace and for high-risk technologies.
Since the 1980s it has been used in the automotive industry, today the FMEA is a widely used tool for risk assessment & evaluation and has established itself as a well proven, recognised process.
Objectives of the FMEA: Quality / costs / liability
- Improving functional safety (robust design)
- Improving the reliability of products and processes
- Reducing development times
- Economical manufacturing / assembly
- Building an internal knowledge base
- Focussed communication
- Reducing guarantee / warranty costs
- Relief in the event of a product liability case
Objective / focus of the FMEA is the recognition of risks / defects and their avoidance.
FMEA are used throughout the complete process chain, from the concept phase through development up to production.
Focuses on components
Risk analysis / design optimisation
Focuses on the system / sub-assembly requirements
Risk analysis / system optimisation
Focuses on manufacturing processes
Risk analysis / process optimisation
Complements / extends the FMEA method to a specific focus on electronic systems and components.
inform supports its customers in all phases of the FMEA
- inform has many years of experience in the use of FMEAs.
- Our staff supports you competently and expediently in all sectors and phases of the FMEA activities and in the corresponding training of your employees.
- A data base driven processing with the APIS IQ-FMEA software tool enables the generation of a knowledge based expert system.
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