Quality management

A basic element of a functioning quality management system is the implementation of appropriate methods. Fraunhofer IPA helps to develop and optimize procedures and methods in quality management systems. We specialize in technical risk management. Thanks to our longstanding and interdisciplinary expertise, we can implement suitably adapted methods for you. We help you to adopt your quality management system to the new requirements of the risk based ISO 9001:2015.

 

Quality Function Deployment

To take specific customer requirements into account, for many years now Fraunhofer IPA has been successfully using the method of Quality Function Deployment (QFD).

 

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Technical risks have to be excluded during the product and process development phase. To do this, Fraunhofer IPA implements failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA).

 

Failure Process Matrix (FPM)

Current failure mode analyses are unable to accurately predict failure costs in assembly processes. The Failure Process Matrix developed by Fraunhofer IPA solves this problem because it also verifies the cost-effectiveness of complex assembly processes.

 

Risk management in the medical industry

Fraunhofer IPA assists manufacturers of medical devices with efficient risk management.

 

Functional safety

Risks and errors due to interfaces in vehicle mechatronic systems need to be assessed and prevented. Fraunhofer IPA uses ISO 26262 for this.

 

Design of Experiments

Numerous factors have a negative impact on production processes. By identifying control variables with the aid of Design of Experiments, Fraunhofer IPA improves process reliability despite varying influencing factors.