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The AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook, released in June 2019 has begun to gain popularity in the Automotive Industry globally. Both US and European OEMs have started to require the use of the AIAG-VDA FMEAs in their programs. Like the AIAG Guidebook, 4th edition, The New AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook provides guidance, instruction, and illustrative examples of the requisite analytical techniques. The activities and analyses historically involved in creating FMEAs have been formalized as discrete steps in the Handbook. The seven-step approach described in the Handbook guides the development of Design, Process, and supplemental Monitoring and System Response FMEAs through the sequencing (and the iteration) of described activities.

Omnex Inc. continues to incorporate innovations to FMEAs. Most recently Omnex has developed a methodology for identifying and including Multi-point failures in the Design FMEA. Using this approach, the DFMEA would serve as a repository for potential faults and failures resulting from the simultaneous and sequential causes, in addition to the traditional, single causes. Additionally, the multi-point FMEA allows the FMEA, FMEDA, and FTA to link together and this is especially important to mechatronic and electronic designs.

To know more about the 7-Step process approach, Please download and read Omnex Systems’ Whitepaper written by Mary Rowzee, Member, AIAG-VDA FMEA Workgroup (First Edition).

The New AIAG-VDA FMEA First Edition White Paper 

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