Design for Reliability & Quality

Dr. Alec Feinberg
This Webinar is held on the following dates:

May 14, 2014 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

May 15, 2014 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

May 21, 2014 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

May 22, 2014 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Cost $850 per person

This is an intense four-day webinar, which includes course material and reliability software (30-day trial) that makes learning fast. In today’s rapid paced lean business environments, people are busy so the class is compacted to save down time and get engineers and managers back in the office to use the tools that they have learned. However, this is not a birds-eye view. The material provides depth and exposure to the industry’s reliability science. We believe there is no better DfR course offered today.

We start with basic methods in reliability & quality, providing full explanation of how to grow reliability in a commercial environment and translate that into ROI dollars. Reliability growth starts in the design phase using tools like FMEA, reliability predictions, and reverse engineering. We move into demonstrating and analyzing reliability in the testing phase with prototypes, we describe how to organize an effective DART (design assessment reliability testing) plan that includes HALT and HASS development. A full or partial overview on HALT is available depending on class interest. Reliability statistical analysis is key and is accessible to the student through our professional DfRSoft software tool. Each student has the software to follow along during the course to help problem solve quickly. This jump starts ones capability.

Test methods such as temperature, temperature cycle, humidity, shock and vibration and how to analyze your test using this software, for both physics and statistics problems are demonstrated for all accelerated testing, with clear exercises. The concept of test design by failure modes is presented. Examples are given. All the key accelerated test models (Arrhenius, Humidity, Thermal Cycle, Electromigration) are provided and illustrated. Both simple and advanced reliability math is overviewed and taught efficiently with software examples. The concept of design maturity testing using accelerated test methods and Chi-squared test planning and analysis, again with software exercises, are used to assess products failure rate/MTTF. We include Quality tools such as Cpk, lot sampling, sparing, availability and normality analysis. Overview methods to analyze field return data to derive an MTBF. As part of reliability analysis, we present special topics tailored to the classes needs. This includes Physics of Failure, what equipment to use and when (SEM, Auger, X-RAY, XRF, Focused Ion Beam) etc. Numerous failure analysis pictures are shown to see first-hand the challenging failure modes and how their mechanisms are identified using such equipment. Other topics include a strong overview in understanding in Shock and Vibration, Advanced ESD methods, RoHS challenges, and parametric reliability analysis.

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