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Overview

Our Mission

Apex Ridge Reliability is a Boston, New England, based reliability engineering consulting firm. We provide reliability consulting services globally. Our mission is to provide tailored reliability engineering solutions to our customers that advance their products in the market. We accomplish this by creating product programs that combine our technical experience with specialized partnered firms for a complete and unique solution.

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    Physics of Failure vs: Chemistry of Failure

    The term “Physics of Failure” is used when referring to the underlying mechanism that has driven a failure mode.  I have issue with the words “Physics” in this phrase as a “catch all.”  This implies we are only working with physical or kinematic interactions when studying product wear-out. Wear-out failures are rooted in chemistry as »

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    Influencing the Organization

    It can be hard as a reliability engineer to influence the greater organization.  Reliability engineers have that awkward dynamic of not just executing the tools they are expert in but directing others to incorporate them into their own process.  If the perception is that reliability engineers only instruct others what to do, like a coach, »

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    The forever outfit, and a car for “right now”

    I didn’t create this image but I thought it was an interesting idea. A consumer has captured  a niche group of manufactures that are basing their brand on “service for life.”  The forever outfit. I saw this the same day that Tesla came out with their semi truck announcement.  A few things that caught my »

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Services

Apex Ridge Reliability offers a full suite of reliability services to assist in product development from concept to production. Any service can be used individually or a complete reliability program for a new or released product can be created.

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Reliability Program Plans

Develop strategies for integrating critical reliability methodsGuiding a Program by Goals (article)  into your product development program

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Reliability Testing

Creation of reliability test protocols,
reliability test program strategy, execution, & result
analysis, HALTHALT Article, Accelerated Life TestALT Modeling, Stress MarginSM Article, Environmental Test, LifeCycle (MTBF),  Shipping Testing, & HASSHASS Article

We have direct partnerships with many test labs in New England and nation wide

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System Reliability

Reliability GrowthRG Article programs that
measure and systematically improve products at their highest level

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Reliability Tools

Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)Effective FMEAs,Fault TreeThat submarine didn't have to sink (article),
Analysis (FTA), Design of Experiments (DOE),Statistical AnalysisWeibull...So boring, Allocation and Block Modeling

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Reliability Training

Custom tailored CoursesReliabiity Training Overview to
advance your team’s reliability
understanding and skill set

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Organizational Evaluation

Evaluate and improveReliability in Product Development Seminar  in house
reliability practices and tool integration

Our Partners

Apex Ridge is partnered with some of the leading reliability engineering organizations in the industry. We collaborate on projects when joined skill sets will benefit the customer. Our partners have decades of experience and valuable custom resources and tools that can be incorporated into your project.

 

What Reliability tool can help me right now?

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How should I allocate engineering resource to address greatest vulnerabilities first?

A Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) will quantitatively identify most critical risk areas of design and manufacturing.    More on Reliability Tools including FMEA

What are our weakest design points?

HALT testing will expose failure modes in order of likelihood to occur.     More on types of Reliability testing

I can only test a sub assembly. How do I know how well it should perform to support the product’s reliability goals?

An Allocation model can derive sub assembly and component reliability goals even when a design is only in the concept phase.    More on Reliability Tools including Allocation Models

How can I identify what reliability activates we should do in each program phase?

A Reliability Program Plan can be created that will guide reliability program activities and their interface with high level program phases.    More on Reliability Program Plans

Industries

Apex Ridge Reliability and our partners have worked with companies in many high tech industries

Aerospace
Alternative Energy
Automation
Automotive
BioMedical
Computer Modeling Hardware
Consumer Electronics
Engine Development
Environmental Test lab
Fuel Delivery

Harness and Cabling
Heat Exchange Devices
Heavy Equipment
Lab Research Equipment
Manufacturing Equipment
Network Hardware
PCB Manufacturers
Robotics
Semiconductor

Customers

Customers choose Apex Ridge because we are committed to offering custom solutions based on an understanding of our clients business needs, product functioality, and program goals

 

Customer Endorsements

Sarath Krishnaswamy, VP of Development at Rapid Micro Biosystems

“Apex Ridge worked on reliability analyses and reliability growth processes for us. They are extremely diligent and great at communicating. We have adopted their reliability growth methodologies and used them to improve the quality and responsiveness of our development process. They have had a real impact on improving the quality and reliability of our product.” – Sarath Krishnaswamy, VP Development at Rapid Micro Biosystems

Jaehyuk Lee, Senior Research Manager at  Hyundai Motors

“Apex Ridge was key for us to incorporate HALT into our development practices. Their technical guidance improved our application of HALT in product development” – Jaehyuk Lee, Senior Research Manager, Hyundai Motors

Don Gerstle, Quality Engineering at Google

“I worked with Adam and Apex Ridge on multiple IEEE ASTR Workshop Committees. Adam was always a big help and could be counted on in getting workshops organized and set up. He is also an excellent Reliability Engineer. That was very evident in the presentations he gave at these workshops, which demonstrated straight-forward means to solve various unique reliability problems, well delivered, in an engaging manner. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone who needs expert help resolving a reliability problem.” – Don Gerstle Quality Engineering Google

Chris Guebert, Engineering Manager at Boeing

“Apex Ridge Reliability provided a HALT strategy for our program that ensured we had a robust and evolved design” – Chris Guebert, Engineering Manager Boeing

Pete Bachant, President at System Effectiveness Associates

“Apex Ridge have been a key component in many of our customer reliability programs. The expertise, experience, and professionalism ensured we delivered an excellent product to a very satisfied customer. Due to this high standard of performance System Effectiveness Associates has created a permanent partnership with Apex Ridge” – Pete Bachant President of System Effectiveness Associates

Charlie Sumrell, Director of Reliability at Applied Materials

“I have worked with Apex Ridge for a number of years and find them knowledgeable in the duties of Reliability Engineering along with strong business practices. They are diligent, organized and uniquely creative.” – Charlie Sumrell, Director of Reliability at Applied Materials Boston Massachusetts

John Rabbitt, CEO at Genesis Quality Systems

“I have known Adam for about 10 years. I first met Adam when we were working with him on a complex medical device project. I found Adam to be very competent in his field of product reliability and engineering management. Adam’s is very easy to work with, attentive to the details and works very hard to deliver his projects on time. I would definitely recommend his services.” – John Rabbitt, CEO Genesis Quality Systems

Ken Haven, CEO at Acorn Product Development

“Apex Ridge could always be counted on to deliver exceptional support and guidance to Acorn product programs.” – Ken Haven, CEO Acorn product Development

Founder Bio

Adam Bahret
Owner, Lead Engineer

Adam 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 & improvement, predictive analysis, education programs, and organizational culture practices. He has specialized experience in Medical, Robotics, Electronic PCB, Ion Implantation, & Diesel Systems. Adam has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, is an ASQ nationally certified reliability engineer & a member of IEEE.

Contact

I would love to talk to you about your reliability needs. Please contact us by phone or email.