HALT & HASS Training Seminar & Workshop from Hobbs Engineering

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:00am
12011 Mosteller Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
United States
HALT & HASS Training Seminar & Workshop
from Hobbs Engineering
September 23‐24
CSZ's Test Laboratory will be hosting the HALT & HASS training event at our Cincinnati, OH
laboratory. The class will be taught by Mr. Aldo Fucinari, BSEE, through Hobbs Engineering.
Host Location:
Cincinnati Sub‐Zero                                                              Register through Hobbs Engineering:
12011 Mosteller Road                                                          Email: learn@hobbsengr.com Phone: (303) 655‐3051
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Regular Price: $1,195 per 2‐day course
This two‐day seminar is intended to provide both theory and practice in HALT and HASS to those who want to learn enough about the methods to perform them well without assistance.
It is also intended to prevent practitioners from committing the most frequently made mistakes. Many use the words HALT and HASS, but don’t teach correct techniques. Learn how to do it correctly.
The seminar will cover the latest methods for finding weaknesses in products that cause field failures. First, emphasis is placed on stresses applied in the design phase (HALT) in order to force accelerated design maturity, obtaining robust design margins, and allowing earlier (mature) product introduction.
Second, emphasis is given to the use of the methods in the production phase (HASS) to ensure robust manufacturing processes at suppliers, at top level assembly, and everywhere in between: shipping, handling, and storage.
Correct application of HALT and HASS results in cost savings and reliability improvements that are orders of magnitude better than those attained using traditional approaches.
The Workshop allows hands‐on use of a HALT chamber to efficiently find design flaws in a simple stereo amplifier product. This involves stressing the product to precipitate hidden flaws, followed by use of an optimum detection screen to completely identify even intermittent precipitated flaws.
Many leaders in reliability throughout the world are using these methods, but most do not publish their results to maintain their technological and financial lead!
The seminar closely follows content from the text HALT & HASS, Accelerated Reliability Engineering by Dr. Gregg K. Hobbs, the inventor of the methods. This is the original and most complete book on the subject, a copy of which is given to each seminar participant.
Participants have reported enormous benefits including:
  •  Reduction of product development time and cost by a factor of 2!
  •  Return on investment of 50:1 in the first year!
  •  Hundreds of millions of dollars saved in 2 ½ years!
  •  Reduction in Validation or Demo Test costs by orders of magnitude!
  •  Greatly reduced warranty and field retrofitting costs! One Company had a 90% reduction of warranty returns 5% to 0.5% after implementing HALT and HASS
  •  Vast reduction in screening and test equipment costs!
  •  Detect those “No Defects Found” in field returns! The “Magic Bullet”!
  •  Introduction to observation techniques. Basic to complex.
  •  Introduction to the product to be tested.
  •  Circuit diagram discussion.
  •  Monitoring of the product.
  •  Discussion of what is to be accomplished.
  •  Formation of small groups.
  •  Disassembly of the products for inspection.
  •  Discussion of Observations, pre‐test.
  •  Failures Anticipated & at what levels.
  •  Bench Tests of the products as out of box.
  •  Fixturing to the shaker.
  •  Installation of accelerometers & thermocouples.
  •  Air ducting to the product.
  •  Setup of the monitoring system.
  •  “Destruction Derby”—Let’s break it!
  •  Observation of thermal effects on performance.
  •  Determining the operational and destruct limits.
  •  Running to destruct limit.
  •  Discussion of results of HALT.
  •  Selection of HASS test limits and target profile.
  •  Safety of HASS.
  •  Discussion of results.
Chet Haibel received Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from Cornell University. A Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, he is Certified by ASQ as a Reliability Engineer, Quality Engineer, Software Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Biomedical Auditor, and Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence.
Chet has lectured internationally with Dr. Gregg K. Hobbs under the auspices of Hobbs Engineering Corporation for over 20 years. Since March 2007, he has been a full‐time, independent consultant in Reliability, Risk Management, and Quality. Chet lives on Whidbey Island in the Seattle / Puget Sound area.
Before becoming a consultant, he was the Senior Principal Reliability Engineer at Medtronic Physio‐Control, the oldest and largest medical device company making External Defibrillators.
Previously, Chet worked at Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Endo‐Surgery, the premier medical device company making endoscopic surgical equipment. There he was a Team Quality Engineer, and an internal consultant in Quality, Reliability, and Risk Mgmt.
Before that, Chet was the Reliability Engineering Mgr. at IVAC, an Eli Lilly & Co. medical device company making Infusion Pumps and Vital Signs measuring equipment.
Before medical devices, Chet worked for Hewlett‐Packard as an Engineer and Project Manager on a wide variety of HP instruments. As Quality Manager, he was instrumental in HP’s surpassing the 10X Reliability Improvement Challenge in Disk Drives.
He has two patents and has authored several technical papers. Chet is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt by Johnson & Johnson Company.
HOTEL INFORMATION: Cincinnati Sub‐Zero has a special hotel room rate of $82 at the Drury Inn & Suites North at 2265 E Sharon Rd in Cincinnati. Their phone number is 513/771‐5601. Please be sure to mention CSZ when making your reservation.