DfR Solutions Reliability Designed and Delivered

Announcing the 2018 Design for Reliability Conference:
Real-World Applications of Physics of Failure Solving Today's Technology Challenges

Due to overwhelming response to the 2017 conference, this information packed technical conference will be three full days this year!  Day One will include technical presentations from world renown industry leaders.  Day Two will include a full day of in-depth tutorials.  Plus a newly formatted Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Software Users Training  will take place on Days Two and Three.  The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor.  Read more below for registration links to each day.  

2018 Design for Reliability  Conference Brochure


three Full days   

Choose the sessions that work for you

Day 1: Industry thought-leaders discuss how Physics of Failure applications are helping to solve technology challenges facing electronics design across various markets.

Day 2: Four, in-depth tutorials that focus on how to create a Physics of Failure based organization to improve reliability, product quality and customer satisfaction. Tutorial 4 is a thorough review of battery reliability and how to prevent failures and thermal events.

Day 2 and 3: Sherlock Users can register for up to 8 different technical modules that best meet their needs.

Come for 1, 2 or all 3 days!

Ask the experts

Access to Industry thought-leaders 

The greatest advances in reliable technology often result from the collaboration of great minds. Meet electronics design experts in aerospace, automotive, battery, data storage, defense, semiconductor, hardware and other fields. Engage in discussion with speakers, including Keith Hodgson from Ford, Alexandre Barbosa dos Santos from Embraer, Russell Haeberle from Magna Electronics, Dave Power from HP Enterprise, DfR Solutions' CEO Dr. Craig Hillman, DfR Solutions’ battery expert Dr. Vidyu Challa, and more. Build relationships that can serve as a resource to you in the future, and share your insights and expertise in return.

There will be opportunities to discuss your specific challenges with senior members of  DfR' staff during the Ask the Expert sessions. 

Problem solved

real-Life Examples of Reliability Physics

Technology is advancing at warp speed, and testing can no longer be separate from the design phase. The need to include rigorous Design for Reliability (DfR) methodologies from product inception throughout the manufacturing process is more critical than ever.

Get an insider perspective and learn about real-world applications of physics of failure solving today's technology challenges.


iFly Networking Event

Join us Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. after the Tutorial sessions at iFLY Baltimore for a great networking event! Come fly with us for a complimentary 2-5 minute session.

The Experience at iFLY:  When you come to iFLY get ready to be blown away – literally. It’s thrilling. It’s amazing. Experience the feeling of freefall as you float on a smooth cushion of air. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you FLYING in the air.

We have a limited number of time slots, so reserve yours today!

 Conference Presentations on Monday, March 19, 2018:

Industry thought-leaders from Embraer, Fors, HP Enterprise and Magna Electronics discuss how real-world  applications of Physics of Failure are helping to solve technology challenges facing electronics design across different markets.  In addition to a full day of technical presentations, there will be opportunities to discuss your specific challenges with senior members of DfR staff during the Ask the Expert sessions.  

Conference Tutorials on Tuesday, March 20, 2018:

In response to 2017 attendee requests, we have added a full day of tutorials on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  The four, in-depth tutorials will  focus on how to create a Physics of Failure based organization to improve overall reliability, product quality and customer satisfaction. 

Tutorial number 4 is a comprehensive review of battery reliability and how to prevent failures and thermal events.

Attendees can register for any or all of the tutorials.  

Sherlock User's Technical Training on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018:

Sherlock Users are able to pick and choose from 8 different technical modules that best meet their needs.  


Register by February 28, 2018 and get a 15% discount off of your registration.  Use Promotional Code NewYear at checkout to receive your discount.

Register for Conference Presentations  Monday, March 19, 2018 $99

Register for Conference Tutorials Tuesday, March 20, 2018 $129 - $359 per session

Register for Sherlock User's Technical Training Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -  Wednesday, March 21, 2018 $159 per session (total of 7)

The Design for Reliability Conference is emerging as one of the most important ones for the aerospace, automotive, defense, and other high performance (ADHP) electronics industries.  It’s a place to meet some of the most knowledgeable and accomplished professionals in the fields of design for reliability, and reliability analysis.  Attendees will learn about the latest methods, requirements, and industry standards; including the use of the Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software.  Sherlock can help ADHP designers and reliability professionals in so many ways.  It’s not just a one-for-one replacement for existing methods; it can help us do things that the existing methods can’t do.  I highly recommend the Design for Reliability Conference for anyone who wants to be at 'the front of the pack.'

Lloyd Condra Boeing Technical Fellow (retired)

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DfR Solution’s Design for Reliability Conference is the place to meet electronics industry experts from across every major industry. At this conference you will learn about the newest tools and techniques to efficiently design reliable, cost-effective systems. You will also learn how others are applying DfR Solutions’ tools to address some very challenging problems.
It is one of the rare opportunities to listen to experts in other industries and to socialize during the conference giving you the opportunity to follow-up with the speaker and other attendees. I was very impressed with the variety of subjects and the caliber of the speakers at the 2017 Conference.  It is a 'must attend' event for all electronics reliability specialists.

Meg Novacek Executive Director Business Development for North America for Argus Cyber Security

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We'll see you in Baltimore!