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May 2019 Meeting Information

5:30-7:30 PM, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA

An Introduction to Use Case 7

Adam Bahret, Apex Ridge Reliability Consulting Services

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This presentation will discuss the concept of using the "Use Case 7" principal to improve product robustness. This principal looks to define a use case, or set of use cases, that would normally be considered too extreme to be viable design input. The result is often discovering modifications for base use cases or identifying all the little percentages of outlier use that add up to a noticeable failure rate in a large population. Check out online article Introduction of Use Case 7 that gives a full introduction to the method.

Speaker's Biography

Adam is the founder of Apex Ridge Reliability Consulting Services. He is a Mechanical and Electrical Systems Reliability expert with 20 years of experience in product development across many industries. He has worked extensively with reliability program strategy, accelerated testing methods HALT/HASS/QALT/ALT, system reliability measurement and improvement, predictive analysis, education programs, and organizational culture and practices. He has specialized experience in medical, robotics, consumer electronics/appliances, Ion Implantation, and Diesel Systems. Adam has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, is an ASQ nationally certified reliability engineer and a member of IEEE. More information on Adam and Apex Ridge Reliability can be found at

Meeting Information

This meeting will be held at 5:30-7:30 PM on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA 02421. There is no charge for the refreshments or presentation. You do not need to belong to the IEEE to attend this event; however, we welcome your consideration of IEEE membership as a career enhancing technical affiliation. Please register to attend by Friday, 3 May 2019 so we can plan the refreshments.

Directions to MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA:

  • Take Route 128/I-95 to Exit 30B, Route 2A Westbound.
  • At the first traffic light, turn left onto Forbes Road.
  • Go to the end of the street.
  • At the traffic circle, turn right.
  • Go halfway around the traffic circle and turn into the parking lot for MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
  • The main entrance is straight ahead, shared with "agenus".
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