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Achieving Zero Design Defects in New Technology

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
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Achieving Zero Design Defects in New Technology

Whether it's a simple component test, or certification of a complex management system, Intertek's experts can help you achieve certification to industry standards efficiently and cost effectively. We are accredited to conduct hundreds of electrical, chemical, and mechanical tests for aerospace and automotive components, products, and systems.

In this complimentary webinar, you will learn:

  • The conundrum of new technology, including
    • Making equipment lighter, stronger and faster
    • Hidden design problems that only experience can find
    • New applications of existing technology can present new mechanisms for failure
  • The methodology for detailing all hypotheses that must be true for a product to work, including success stories where zero design defects were achieved.

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Alexander Porter
Chief Engineer for Programs

Alexander (Alex) J. Porter is the Chief Engineer for Programs, Performance & Durability for Intertek, and has been with the company since 1992. Since 1996, he has been developing accelerated testing methods for mechanical components and systems. Alex has three patents related to accelerated testing equipment and has authored over 40 articles and technical papers on accelerated testing.  Alex is the author of the book Accelerated Testing and Validation, Elsevier 2004.  His work in the past has included implementation of FEA in a laboratory setting and development of a thermal management system for an advanced data acquisition package developed by NASA’s Drydon Flight Research facility. Alex is a member of SAE, and IEEE. He holds a B.S. in Aircraft Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Western Michigan University.