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Design for Serviceability
When the product alone was the primary basis of competition, the life of a design engineer was a lot simpler. No more. Design engineers are being asked to make

travel trade magazine  and eliminating the technician's travel altogether Reducing catastrophic failures that could result in extensive or irreparable damage to the equipment and safety hazard to operators Reliability The need for service is reduced when products are designed to be inherently more reliable. The science of designing for reliability is quite mature, with proven methodologies for analyzing, predicting, and improving reliability—e.g., analysis (thermal, worst case, finite element, fault tree, etc.), simulation,

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