Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Method for New Product Introductions 841600
A different method of performing Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEAs) is described that is beneficial in improving product quality and in avoidance of product problems in-house and in the field. The method is usefully applied to mechanical products since there is a dearth of mechanical failure rate data and is suitable for new product introductions during the concept or early design phase to help answer many of the quality, producibility, safety and reliability questions that arise concerning new product designs. The method is different from the traditional methods of performing FMEAs since it is accomplished without historical part failure rate data, an area that frequently creates significant problems to the analyst of new product introductions. The method of performing FMEAs allows for continuing update during a product design program since the analysis can be automated.