Mitigate risk in AM production with the process FMEA methodology
Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a standard tool used in the automotive and aerospace industries as a means to involve experts from every portion of the value chain and prevent quality issues from occurring in a production or development environment. Consequently, it is also a great method for clients to reflect on their AM production and mitigate any quality, cost and qualification challenges before they arise.
Prevent quality issues from occurring in production and development environments
Process FMEA is a robust methodology used by companies worldwide in manufacturing to minimize risks that occur during manufacture to improve productivity and get closer to zero defect manufacturing. Unfortunately, all manufacturing processes, especially new technologies like Metal AM, have pitfalls that occur on a regular basis. With new manufacturing processes, risk and failure are nearly identical concepts, so care must be taken to identify potential risks based on process experience and prevent them from ever occurring. After all, the technology faces innumerable challenges to entering serial production so it’s important to control the process as best as possible.
Process FMEA is typically done in three instances: when a new technology is introduced, there are changes to the current manufacturing process, or environmental conditions have been changed. In additive, all three of these regularly occur since it is an ideally lean production environment with a batch size of one. Currently, Magnitude supports clients with LPBF systems from EOS, Renishaw, Concept Laser and SLM for this training.
Designed for: Process, Quality, Production or Application Engineers
Format: 2-3 weeks (depending on system & material), 25% theory, 75% workshops
This offering includes the following:
- Developing a Cause and Effect (C&E) Matrix
- 1st FMEA review workshop
- 2nd FMEA review workshop & offsite support