Product excellence is no longer enough to sustain market dominance. Manufacturers in every industry have long known that there is simply no competitive advantage in mediocre offerings, so these days every assembly line is a model of consistency and a guarantor of well-crafted products.
But what happens after your product goes out the door? Does its quality last? Is reliability built in, and can the product withstand years of use, misuse, abuse, and torturous conditions?
World Class Reliability gives you a proven methodology for replicating a lifetime of wear and tear in a tiny fraction of the time, under completely controlled conditions. This authoritative guide to best reliability practices shows you how to upgrade or replace your current reliability program with a comprehensive testing program known as Multiple Environment Overstress Testing, or MEOST.
“The beauty of MEOST,” the authors state, “is its speed in generating failures.” MEOST brings, both in sequence and in combination, an array of extreme conditions that will quickly expose any flaw in the product’s design, manufacture, or assembly. This book takes you through the design and implementation of a MEOST system, covering:
Objectives and Benefits: why reliability is a crucial parameter for product success
What Not to Do: relative shortcomings and flaws in existing reliability methodologies such as mathematical predictors, estimators, and single environment sequential tests
Design: how to incorporate creativity and customer needs into reliable products
Essential Prerequisites for MEOST: designing for manufacturability, minimum variability, maintainability, residual value, and mistake proofing
Destructive Physical Analysis: pre-MEOST evaluation of potential flaws in supplied components
Product Liability Analysis: identifying potential implications of product failures
Field Failure Reliability: ensuring that the MEOST process accurately reflects what will happen in the real world
Even the greatest quality assurance models are incomplete without a comprehensive life cycle testing program to expose the potential for field failures. World Class Reliability offers a thorough and applicable methodology for bringing a “zero tolerance” failure-proofing process into your design and manufacturing environments—paving the way to greater reliability, substantial financial savings, and a significantly stronger bottom line.