Gain an understanding of the principles behind Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) techniques and how they can be applied at each stage of product and process development by attending this Failure Mode and Effects Analysis – FMEA training course.

This practical 1-day course includes interactive activities that encourage discussion around performing an FMEA within an organisation. Workshops build across the course that consider defining a component list for a product, through exploring component functions and their requirements, to identifying and assessing potential failure modes, and how those failures can be controlled.

Upon completion of the course, delegates will have a basic knowledge of the FMEA methodology and how to apply it to improve product and process design, with the aim of identifying, controlling and eliminating the risk of failure.

The course is suitable for anyone involved in improving customer satisfaction and reducing product liability risk by anticipating and preventing defects in design and manufacture. This includes:

  • product developers involved in developing new product introduction strategies and those concerned with ‘time-to-market’
  • manufacturing and engineering managers who need to improve manufacturing capability, predict initial product yield and improve cross-functional technical communications
  • design engineers responsible for new product design and introduction who need to improve customer definition and manufacturing feedback
  • quality/reliability managers and engineers who want to facilitate an awareness and application of these tools within their organisation
  • process engineers who will be involved in formulating the manufacturing control plan

Additional core tools courses include Introduction to APQP and PPAP, Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC).

If you book any two of these core tools courses together we can offer a discount of £100.

There is also the option to book our comprehensive Core Tools Package, which combines all our core tools training on 4 consecutive days. By booking this package, you can save up to £705 + VAT compared with booking each of the APQP & PPAP, FMEA, SPC and MSA courses separately.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • the business need for FMEA in product and process design
  • types of FMEA – system, design, process and machinery
  • FMEA methodology and defining:
    • customer’s expectations and requirements
    • potential failure modes
    • consequences of failure and identifying causes
    • methods of detection and prevention
    • assessing severity
    • evaluating the ‘risk’ and prioritising areas for improvement
    • implementing corrective actions in product and process design
    • risk reduction strategies
  • case studies:
    • product design FMEA
    • process FMEA

The connections between FMEAs and design validation/production control plans and other quality management tools will be explained during the course.

By the end of this FMEA training course, delegates will be able to produce an FMEA and fit an FMEA into overall design by:

  • identifying the requirements and expectations for the product or process
  • identifying and defining potential failure modes
  • developing an effective control plan that will reduce the risk of product failure
  • identifying and assessing the potential effects of failure on internal processes, supply chain partners and end users

This training course can be run at your premises or a venue of your choice. Dedicated training is normally more cost effective for those wishing to train several employees in FMEA.

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