The Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is an integral part of quality management.
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.
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.