FMAE vs Reliability test
We all have been subjected to testing at one stage in our lives and this is to show our areas of weaknesses or strength and same applies to reliability test. We test because we want to verify that our product design can be trusted to perform what is supposed to do in any condition and in case it falls below our expectation, we can recreate the design and build robustness especially against those Noise factors that are beyond the control of the design engineers.
After what I learnt today, I think the reliability test is more important compared to FMAE because the reliability test would actually subject the product to that extreme situation and then design robustness into the product against all those extremities but FMAE is using only our imaginative judgment and its possible that a little hazardous detail could have been missed or not captured in the brainstorming session. The reliability testing would be very important in any industry that has to do with product that are directly attached to human lives e.g. healthcare,pharmaceutical,transport, food industry e.t.c