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Determine Lab Test Target Based on Warranty Reliability Requirement

Warranty policy is one of the major concerns when customers make decisions. Some car makers' 10-year warranty policy is attractive to many buyers. Therefore, it is very important to make sure that all the major components will meet the claimed warranty. Otherwise, these car makers will face serious losses due to warranty claims. In this article, we will discuss how to design a lab test in order to demonstrate the required reliability in the field for the warranty period.


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ReliaSoft Consultant Presents at Technology Conference

Daniel Farley, a Senior Reliability Consultant for ReliaSoft, presented and served as a panel member at ESTECH 2015, the 61st Annual Technical Meeting and Exposition of IEST (Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology). His presentation, Learning from the Evolution of a Usage-based Validation Test, was part of the session on Assessing and Reducing Reliability Risk. The annual conference offers a valuable experience to industry professionals in the fields of contamination control; design, test, and evaluation; product reliability; aerospace and nanotechnology. Learn more about this conference here:


Upcoming Opportunities to Get Involved with the ARS

From May 27 - 29, 2015, the International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS) South America will be hosted in São Paulo, Brazil. It’s not too late to register! The Symposium will feature over 30 presentations and tutorials, countless networking opportunities and a variety of exhibit booths to discover the latest in reliability, along with a keynote speech by Abraman President Alan Kardec. Find more details here:

In addition, you can begin exploring the program for the ARS Asia Pacific in Singapore (scheduled for October 7 - 9, 2015): Find the presentations, tutorials and opportunities most relevant to your interests, so you can make the most of your time at the conference. Be sure to register by July 22, 2015 for a discounted rate!


Excellent Presentation Awards at ARS Europe

On behalf of the reliability and maintainability community, we would like to thank all the presenters, sponsors and exhibitors at the 2015 ARS Europe for helping to create such an engaging experience for new and returning attendees. Also, many congratulations to the award winners of this Symposium's most excellent presentations! The award winners were selected based on votes cast by Symposium attendees.

  • Gold - Elly Funken from Holland Innovative BV
    Sample Size and Producer's Risk in Reliability Testing
  • Silver - Richard Collinson from Thales Optronics
    Specifying Reliability
  • Bronze - Claudio Ferrari from Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions
    From FMEA to Test: An Example of Success

View the award winners and proceedings from the Symposium here:

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