Design For X
No product is meant to last a life time, even human beings do die when they grow old. But it is the job of the manufacturers to make sure it last for the period of time it was produced for and serves rightly the purpose for which it was produced for. But in a case where the product begins to fail at midlife or earlier than it should then there is a question whether the design was really good or whether the maintenance is of standard. This and many more are the reasons why Design for X is imporatant
The importance of reliability cannot be overemphasized in the case of military devices and aerospaces, We do not want this machines to fail unexpectedly while in use.
The excercise in class yesterday on the UA232 plance crash did opened my mind to see to see how important it is to not to miss any aspect of the machine that needs to maintained while carrying out the maintenace jobs.