When your product fails, you need to know why and understand how to fix it. However, with so many parts produced by so many manufacturers, it’s not easy to narrow down the point of failure and its root cause. If your company doesn’t identify and address those failures, you could face increased testing costs, a delay in time to market, and increased warranty costs.
A thorough failure analysis is a critical step to recover from test and field failures, and learn how to prevent similar failures in future designs. At ANSYS-DfR Solutions, our primary goals in failure analysis are to identify the root cause of failure and, unlike other failure analysis organizations, develop mitigation strategies to prevent the failures from recurring.
ANSYS-DfR Solutions approaches each failure analysis from a reliability physics perspective, seeking to understand the physical, electrical, mechanical, materials, physics, and chemistry issues that may be contributing to failure. After thousands of failure analyses for customers in nearly all major industries, the ANSYS-DfR Solutions team has the unique ability to quickly identify the potential root causes of failure and understand how to eliminate them.
For your company, that means less retesting, faster time to market, and swift resolution of reliability issues in the field before they drive significant warranty costs or customer dissatisfaction.
DfR has been a valuable resource…
DfR has been a valuable resource not only for failure analysis, but also for mechanical analysis and part qualification testing. When I share the DfR reports with my managers and peers they also appreciate the expertise, timeliness and professionalism of the reports. I have had multiple co-workers from different groups within the company approach me about contacting DfR for help. I look forward to continuing to partner with DfR as I support projects at AEI, leveraging their strengths in FA, mechanical analysis, part qualification, BOM scrub, etc.
…Further insight and education is also provided…
I am truly satisfied with the Failure Analysis Investigation of DfR Solutions. In addition to identification of root cause for failure and failure mode of electronic devices/components, further insight and education is also provided regarding the type of failure! The staff is always available, well-versed and extremely professional.
They truly bring in the professional excellence!
We are very glad to have invited DfR Solutions in working on root cause failure analysis, process assessment and auditing, device testing methodologies, etc. Their work not only greatly improved our product integrity, but also raised our skills ranging from materials control and failure analysis to reliability process and methodologies. They truly bring in the professional excellence!
Failure analysis is the process of identifying, and typically attempting to mitigate, the root cause of a failure. In the electronics industry, failure analysis typically involves isolating the failure to a location on a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) before collecting more detailed data to investigate which component or board location is functioning improperly.
To design robust products, it helps to understand how products fail in various types of environments. Product failure mechanisms can happen due to poor quality (defects built in) or the process of wear-out over long periods of time. Loads can be applied to products in many forms, electrically, chemically, mechanical force, etc. These loads cause stress and strain on elements of a product.
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