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Designing for Reliability
June 21 3-8pm
San Francisco

Join us on Wednesday, June 21 in San Francisco for a special event on how to plan, validate, and implement a reliability test plan during hardware development.

The purpose of reliability testing is to discover potential problems with the design as early as possible and, ultimately, provide confidence that the product meets its requirements.

However, every hardware project is different, has different constraints, customers, features, use cases, and expectations. There isn’t a set of activities that will address eliminates risk in a product. By incorporating a reliability plan into your hardware development lifecycle, builders can mitigate risk, identify failures and effectively address reliability risks in a project.

You’ll hear three experts on how to develop the right reliability plan for your product, how to use simulation software to test critical features, and how to de risk complex products on the path to production.

Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Henry H. Vu, PhD, Senior Applications Engineer ANSYS, Inc.

Bringing Reliable Product to Market Faster with Engineering Stimulation
In this presentation, you will learn about the basic theory of Finite Element Analysis and common applications for product designers and engineers. Topics will include stress analysis, modal and vibrations analysis and heat transfer.

You will gain an understanding of the simulation process and pertinent issues such as geometry clean-up and simplification, material model definition, creation of high-quality computational meshes, contact technology, solution methods, and post-processing of results. Applications for fatigue analysis, drop testing, and design exploration will also be addressed.

Fred Schenkelberg, founder at FMS Reliability

Building a Reliability Plan
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." - attributed to Albert Einstein, basically, describes many organizations reliability program plans.

In this interactive presentation, we will discuss a couple of different situations and how to develop and manage the right reliability program. Startups with brand new technology to mature industrial equipment families of products all have reliability performance expectations, it is how we create and execute the reliability activities in support of the project that is key. Each element of the entire program should add value, not done 'just because we always do that." With just a little thought you can create and justify a tailored plan. Plan to join the discussion.

Elias R. Samia - Mechanical Engineer at Cooper Perkins

Engineering testing: de-risking complex products on the path to production
Testing and evaluating a design can be daunting and time-consuming. When do we decide and how do we conduct testing and experiments to achieve project and business goals?

Let's talk about some general guidelines and some specific examples.


3.00 – Registration and Introduction
3.30 – Bringing Reliable Products to Market with Engineering Simulations
4.45 – Building a Reliability Plan
6.15 – De-risking complex products on the path to production
7.30 – Drinks, food, and networking


The Garage, 951 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94107

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Get paired with other reliability enthusiasts during the event, we will match you beforehand based on your interests. Simply fill out this google form with your preferences and we’ll do the rest. Expect to receive a calendar invite a few days beforehand.

Questions? Email finbarr(at)fictiv.com

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