SLIDES AND RECORDING – ASQ RRD SERIES: TESTING TECHNIQUES – MAKING EVIDENCE BASED DECISIONS

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On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 Timothy M. Hicks, PE and Roch J. Shipley, PhD, PE, FASM presented “Testing Techniques – Making Evidence Based Decisions”

Testing is a very broad topic. Various types of tests are performed throughout the life cycle of a product or component. These tests range from:

Pre-production testing
Audit testing to verify production intent
Reliability testing once a product is in production
The focus of this presentation will be on reliability testing and to provide an overview of the types of tests that are available, what specific tests are utilized for, and provide examples of successfully implemented tests.

When a product does not perform as expected, the process of finding the reason why is commonly referred to as failure analysis. Materials and components do not really “fail”; they may fracture when overloaded or when corrosion is involved due to an aggressive environment. These failures can be attributed to either design related issues or inappropriate application or use. Therefore, the only “failure” is a failure to meet expectations. Materials characterization and testing is a critical element of the failure analysis process. Categories of the materials characterization testing techniques that will be discussed include:

Plastics / Polymer Analysis
Metals Analysis
Coatings / Surface Analysis
Corrosion Analysis

Find the slides here Testing Techniques – Making Evidence Based Decisions

BIOS:
Timothy M. Hicks, PE
Mechanical Engineer
BS – Michigan Technological University
MS – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Industry – 35 years experience
27 years in design, testing, and manufacturing
8 years in engineering consulting

Roch J. Shipley, PhD, PE, FASM
Materials Engineer
BS and PhD – Illinois Institute of Technology
Industry – 38 years experience
10 years in manufacturing and corporate research
28 years in engineering consulting

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