SANDERS ASSOCIATES

For more information about Sanders associates, please contact us on the following:

Telephone:
+44 (0) 7889 310513

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DESIGN FOR RELIABILITY: FAILING THE ACID TEST

Often too much is placed on aesthetics and not enough on making sure a product works brilliantly. There is no point in developing an innovative product with appealing user features, if it fails to work in the customer’s hands. Unfortunately, there are numerous ways to design an unreliable product. We know them all and, fortunately, we know how to avoid them.

These examples may ring a few bells:

Poorly defined requirements. The customer finds a new way to break your product.

Bad design solution. Too many moving parts, or easy to assemble incorrectly without noticing.

Mistakes or lack of knowledge when translating a good design concept into a set of manufacturing specifications.

Reliance on non-representative testing or non-realistic FEA simulations.

Inappropriate production processes or process control techniques.

Failure of the design to take into account process variability.

What you get from Sanders Associates is the best quality of both worlds. The style will be matched by the substance. The end user will get a product that not only works - but works brilliantly.