UFMEA vs. DFMEA, the power tools of concept development. What are the similarities and differences? How do they relate, and do we need both?

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Prevention Controls vs. Detection Controls

Dianna compares different types of controls in product development and design engineering: Prevention Controls vs. Detection Controls. She reviews concepts, uses for controls, risk-based controls, and how to prioritize design efforts for the right controls.

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The Designer’s Important Influence on Monitoring After Launch

Because of your role as a designer in product development, you have great input into the planning for what field (or real-use) data should be monitored for your product. We talk about this as post market surveillance, which is a typical term used for medical devices. This episode talks about how the post market surveillance…

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The Designer’s Risk Analysis affects Business, Projects, and Suppliers

It takes a village to produce a design from concept to realization. Everyone along the way seems to think of risk a little bit differently. Designers are both directly and indirectly involved with all these risk management methods, but it’s important to understand who is looking at what type of information. Why?¬†Because of¬†communication. One group…

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