Failure Mode Avoidance through Design for Six Sigma and Transfer Function 2006-01-0999
Avoiding failure modes is the ultimate goal of reliability engineering [1, 2]. Design for Six Sigma  coupled with Transfer Function  analysis is a process that can help to achieve this goal at every stage of product design process. In this paper, the authors integrate Design for Six Sigma and Transfer Function into an Engineering Plan for Failure Mode Avoidance. The authors also define the Distance from Failure Mode with an example of beam.