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(MN1) An engineering department is designing a new machine, and the engineers have to choose a component for a critical function; that is to say, if...



1. (MN1) An engineering department is designing a new machine, and the engineers have to choose a component for a critical function; that is to say, if it breaks, the machine stops. The working team has to decide between two suppliers of similar components. The components present the following bathtub curves:


a. Which component or supplier should be chosen? Justify your answer. 

b. Briefly elaborate a maintenance plan for the component.


 


  

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