Design Verification Testing (DVT) is your safety net, ensuring that your product will meet its intended requirements if the design is meticulously followed. Skipping this crucial step can lead to a cascade of issues once your product reaches manufacturing. In this article, we’ll delve into the five most common mistakes in DVT that you must avoid to ensure a successful product launch. Let’s get started!
Lacking a Requirements Document: The Foundation of Success
Without a clear, documented set of requirements, you’re essentially flying blind. Your product could end up far from what you originally envisioned. So, ensure you have a comprehensive requirements document as your guiding light.
Neglecting Extreme Environmental Testing: Pushing Limits Matters
Products often need to perform under extreme conditions. You must test your product at the extremes of environmental requirements to avoid costly surprises later. Test rigorously to ensure your product can weather any storm.
Overlooking Cost and Reliability Requirements: Beyond Functionality
Functional and performance tests are crucial but only part of the story. Remember unit cost (GOGS) requirements and reliability. Meeting these criteria is often as vital as functionality for your product’s success.
Tolerance Stack-Up: Precision Matters
Understanding tolerance stack-up is key to DVT success. Failing to account for this can result in components that don’t fit or function correctly. Take the time to understand tolerance and adjust your tests accordingly.
Separate Design and DVT Teams: A Must
While using the same team for both design and DVT may seem efficient, it’s a recipe for disaster. A fresh perspective is invaluable in uncovering blind spots. Ensure that your DVT team is distinct from your design team for optimal results.
Bonus Tip: Leverage FinishLinePDS Tools for Success
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Design Verification Testing is the cornerstone of a successful product launch. Avoiding these common pitfalls will help you achieve your goals efficiently and effectively. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to email us. We’re here to support you every step of the way on your journey to product excellence.