FMEA


An FMEA can be described as a systematic group of activities intended to:


- Recognize and evaluate  the potential failure of a  product/process and the effects of that failure


-Identify actions that could eliminate or reduce the chance of the potential failure occuring


-Document the entire process


It is complementary to the process of defining what a design or process must do to satisfy the customer.


There are two types if FMEA


-Design FMEA

-Process FMEA

 

There are 3 basic cases for which FMEA's are generated:


case1: New design, new technology or new process


case2: Modifications to existing design or process


case3: Use of existing design or process in a new environment

 

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