should be conducted throughout the design cycle, beginning in the
concept stage. Revise the DFMEA in the preliminary design stage,
revise again in the prototype stage, and finalize the DFMEA in the
final design stage.
Whenever a change is to be made to a product.
On existing products.
Use the Pareto Principle to decide which
product or products to work on first.
Make your FMEA a living
document by adding to it and updating it whenever new information
about the design or process develops.