Analyze potential failures and minimize their effects with FMEA

Windchill FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) or FMECA provides a structured and systematic methodology to identify the failure modes of a system, analyze their effects and introduce controls to improve product quality.

During the product development process companies need to identify all potential failures or risks and evaluate their effects. Our solution enables design engineers to introduce risk controls that prevent or mitigate their impact. As part of an efficient product quality improvement strategy, Windchill FMEA:

  • Guides in product testing procedures
  • Links product component verification to functional requirements
  • Identifies specific manufacturing controls necessary to minimize system risks
  • Reduces costly rework by addressing risks to product safety and performance early in the design phase.
  • Enables to tightly integrate the CAD software PTC Creo to Windchill FMEA.

Re-use of existing data

Windchill FMEA allows you to easily import or export to famous formats like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, XML and many more. The assembly libraries enable reuse of approved and complete analyses. Additionally, grouping of failure modes and consequences or automatically roll up local effects to the failure mode of the next higher-level item are proven functions.

Management presentation

Windchill FMEA supports a wide range of industry standard reports and graphs. The built-in Report and Graph Wizards are easy to use to develop standard or customized outputs and may be exported to formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Adobe PDF.

Supported FMEA types

  • Process
  • Functional
  • Piece-Part
  • FMES (Failure Mode and Effects Summary)
  • Design
  • Component
  • Control Plans
  • Criticality

Supported Standards

  • MIL-STD-1629A
  • BS5760
  • SAE ARP5580
  • SAE J1739
  • FMD-97
  • HAZOP
  • AIAG
  • IEC 61508
  • IEC 60812

Analyze potential failures and minimize their effects

Windchill FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) or FMECA provides a structured and systematic methodology to identify the failure modes of a system, analyze their effects and introduce controls to improve product quality.

During the product development process companies need to identify all potential failures or risks and evaluate their effects. Our solution enables design engineers to introduce risk controls that prevent or mitigate their impact. As part of an efficient product quality improvement strategy, Windchill FMEA:

  • Guides in product testing procedures
  • Links product component verification to functional requirements
  • Identifies specific manufacturing controls necessary to minimize system risks
  • Reduces costly rework by addressing risks to product safety and performance early in the design phase.
  • Enables to tightly integrate the CAD software PTC Creo to Windchill FMEA.

Re-use of existing data

Windchill FMEA allows you to easily import or export to famous formats like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, XML and many more. The assembly libraries enable reuse of approved and complete analyses. Additionally, grouping of failure modes and consequences or automatically roll up local effects to the failure mode of the next higher-level item are proven functions.

Management presentation

Windchill FMEA supports a wide range of industry standard reports and graphs. The built-in Report and Graph Wizards are easy to use to develop standard or customized outputs and may be exported to formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Adobe PDF.

Supported FMEA types

  • Process
  • Functional
  • Piece-Part
  • FMES (Failure Mode and Effects Summary)
  • Design
  • Component
  • Control Plans
  • Criticality

Supported Standards

  • MIL-STD-1629A
  • BS5760
  • SAE ARP5580
  • SAE J1739
  • FMD-97
  • HAZOP
  • AIAG
  • IEC 61508
  • IEC 60812