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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic approach that identifies potential failure modes in a system, product, or manufacturing / assembly operation caused by either design or manufacturing / assembly process deficiencies. It also identifies critical or significant design or process characteristics that require special controls to prevent or detect failure modes. FMEA is a tool used to prevent problems from occurring. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized FMEA as a design verification m Benefits of FMEA Improves the quality, reliability, and safety of products / services / machinery and processes Improves company image and competitiveness Increases customer
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Unformatted text preview: satisfaction Reduces product development timing and cost / support integrated product development Documents and tracks action taken to reduce risk Reduces potential for Warranty concerns Integrates with Design for Manufacturing & Assy. techniques Applications for FMEA Process - analyze manufacturing and assembly processes. Design - analyze products before they are released for production. Concept - analyze systems or subsystems in the early design concept stages. Equipment - analyze machinery and equipment design before they are purchased. Service - analyze service industry processes before they are released to impact the customer...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2010 for the course ME 520 taught by Professor Pradosh during the Spring '10 term at Binghamton.

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