With Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
What is FMEA?
  FMEA in six steps
Definition of Scope
Structure Analysis
Function Analysis
Failure Analysis
Risk Analysis
Optimization
A Product

Risks in the design and its later production have to be considered from the first idea of a product. At the end each aspect should be ensured:
The expectations of a client are fulfilled
Safety as well as environmental aspects are achieved- und Umweltaspekte sind erfüllt.
Function, form and stability can reliably be produced in series
FMEA

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis is an acknowledged method for the systematical formulation and documentation of risks in the different development phases of a product, from the concept phase to series production. FMEA helps to prioritize detected risks and delivers fundamentals for a continuous improvement. Originated from the reliability requirements of the systems in aerospace FMEA is an essential part in quality assurance in automotive industries as well as for medical technology since two decades, established in the certification procedure of the corresponding standards (IAFT 16949 respecetively ISO 14971).


The Way

The approach of FMEA can be described in 6 steps. A system analysis composed of a definition of scope (1), structure analysis (2) and function analysis (3) of the product is followed by  the failure analysis (4) in terms of deviations from the specified functions. A team evaluates the risks of the failures by ranking Severity, Occurrence and Detection (5) and for high Action Priority measures are defined for risk reduction (6). New findings in the production will be added to the FMEA documentation.
 
Services
Competent and active support about FMEA

for development and production with focus on semiconductors and mechatronical systems in various industrial branches in the form of


Training
from pure methodology to working out productive data in enterprises
from the management level to the FMEA team
from development to series production
IATF 16949 compliant
Facilitation
of projects in development and production
of chosen FMEA session
Coaching
of FMEA responsibles on site
FMEA strategy
Support with implementing the FMEA approach within the concern including reporting and reviewing within the PDCA cycle/loop in terms of EFQM
FMEA software integration and databank construction
I prefer to accompany the FMEA activities, to fill the methodological approach in the individual environment with life.
Calculation of FIT-Rates
for electronical circuits according to Reliabilty Handbooks: SN29500, MIL-HDBK 217, IEC TR 62380, ISO 61709
 
Profile
Since October 2008

Consultant for FMEA and Product Reliability

2005

Project management

of an international cooperation for the consolidation of the FMEA approach within the company  with focus on the production sites. The result of this work is a central FMEA server, on which the FMEA databases from the sites are administrated. The close cooperation with PLATO is the basis for a clear preference for the PLATO SCIO™ product line.


FMEA Facilitator / Method and Application Trainer

using different FMEA software
within the company and other enterprises in the areas of:
Semiconductor Manufacturing and Development
Mechantronical Systems  for the Automotive Industry für die Automobilindustrie
Aero space
2005

EFQM Assessor

review of the production sites in a EFQM Assessment Team.

1994 -2008

Manager of the Physical Failure Analysis Laboratory

of a semiconductor manufacturing site: focus  of the Lab was to support the definition and implementation of the continuous improvement process for a better product quality hand in hand with the engineer and production departments. The Lab team of 10 coworkers supported the own manufacturing line, which enjoyed a high reputation for its good quality within the enterprise.
 
Contact
For requests or quotation please contact


Dr. Britta Maid
Diplom Physikerin

Würmstr.10
71065 Sindelfingen

Tel         +49 (0)7031 87 91 99
Mobile   +49 (0)171 939 24 23

bmaid(at)fmea-compact.de
 
References
böDIDesign Industrial- & Mediadesign
AIM-IR Module GmbH Development and production of IR detectors and Stirling coolers
BBQ Education GmbH SIA student engineer academy ( start 2000+) and other educational Projects
Dialog Semiconductor GmbH Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Development
PLATO AG Solutions for optimizations of business processes in the fields of Engineering, Compliance and Quality Management
TC CW/BB Technology Network Calw-Böblingen - Consulting service for technology companies
 

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