Quality is a catch-all term which only gets a meaning with a specification. We like to address quality as close to zero measurement deviation at our products. But also, a possibility of product failure close to zero. To better assure the last, at JPT we will start internal education for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.
What is FMEA?
The principles of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis go back to high-risk environments in the 1950’s (US military) and broadly used by NASA later on. In both environments you do not want systems or services to fail. And at JPT, neither do we.
FMEA is a step-by-step systematical approach for identifying all possible failures in a design, a manufacturing or assembly process, or a product or service. With Failure, we look in ways or modes, in which something might fail, potential or actual. The Effects analysis refers to studying the consequences of those failures.
Off course, when we are able to prevent failure in our products, we don’t have to fix them when they are already in use. This saves money. And for our medical applications, failure can mean loss of lives, which we certainly don’t want that to happen.
In the end, preventing product failure when in use, or production failure in our facilities, all lead to better customer satisfaction. That is, what we think, important.
All staff and engineers at JPT facilities actively involved in designing and engineering of products and/or processes will be trained. We will embed the new FMEA process into our standard quality control system so you – as our customer – can have an even better night’s sleep than you do already. Curious about Failure Mode and Effects Analysis at JPT or how this can benefit your products and services? Please contact us.