Hobbs – Applying HALT & AST in Robust Product Design

July 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am


by John Paschkewitz


This webinar contains new and expanded content. It shows how to integrate Accelerated Stress Testing (AST), Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT), and Quantitative Accelerated Life Test into a physics of failure and problem prevention product development process. This approach to reliability features understanding customer needs, robust design, risk assessment, accelerated test to failure, failure analysis and corrective action. It covers anticipating risks and failure modes, planning accelerated tests, applying the HALT methodology, finding empirical limits, using quantitative accelerated test, and failure analysis / corrective action. This approach to reliability engineering helps ensure robust products capable of operating reliably within the variability of operating stresses and manufacturing variation. The methods apply to traditional stage gate product development as well as newer lean and agile approaches to product development.