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Presenter: Robert C. Hoffman

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Part 1, Tuesday, August 25, 2020
11:00 am – 3:15 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)


   Who are you?
   FMEA knowledge goals?

What is a FMEA?

   Role in the design process

Practical use of the FMEA

   Sections of an FMEA form
   FMEA Team considerations
   The use of forms in the FMEA process

FMEA – Process

   Prep Work

Functional Block (Block) Diagrams

   Basic elements
   Practical advice in their use
   Implementation – example

Part 2, Wednesday, August 26, 2020
11:00 am – 3:15 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)

Parameter (P) Diagrams

   Basic elements
   Practical advice in their use
   Implementation – example

FMEA - Form & Content

   Customer focused section
   Engineering focused section
   Risk resolution section

FMEA to Test Plan Transition

What information should & shouldn’t transfer
Practical considerations

Summary, review and Q & A

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

Professional Engineers:
     8.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885) International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
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      New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
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HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider
for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i) (2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Robert C. Hoffman

Creative Product Solutions, LLC, Coloma, MI

Mr. Hoffman received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University (MTU). He studied solid mechanics including stress, fatigue, mechanism design, and vibrations. Mr. Hoffman has 33 years of experience in both the automotive and consumer products fields. His experience includes extensive use of simulation- based design tools, design of electro-mechanical sub-systems and system level optimization through sequential learning using design of experiments (DOE). Mr. Hoffman also has experience with the reduction of performance variation using component of variation (COV) studies as well as all aspects of testing and production approval of electro-mechanical products including safety, performance, reliability, and quality. He has detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes including stampings, castings, injection moldings, and machining. Mr. Hoffman is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan and was trained and certified as a certified statistical black belt from Six Sigma Associates. He is also certified as a master in forced failure testing and certified as a master in product safety at Whirlpool based on the formal training received at that company.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.