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Failure Analysis

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Glue and coating failure modes in electronics manufacturing

Glue and coating defects have failure modes that are difficult to detect in electronics manufacturing. Learn why they stump even the best engineering teams and how to catch them early.

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The data that takes the luck out of EVT, DVT, & PVT

During development, discovering issues and closing the failure analysis loop often relies on luck. Instrumental takes luck out of the equation by getting engineers the data they need when they need it.

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Case Study: Motorola Accelerates Product Maturity During Development

Motorola sees significant efficiency gains by implementing Instrumental on its entire line of mobile phones.

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Listen to your customers: leverage TWR data to build better products

Here's how to tap into an under-utilized source of data that can increase margins in the short term and yield learnings for the long term.

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Instrumental Hardware Omnibus 2017

Top ten Instrumental articles for hardware folks from 2017.

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Glitter iPhone case leaks caused by glue process issues

Sealed products are very difficult to get right. When we heard that 19 people suffered serious scarring from the leaks, we got a few to investigate.

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Out of control! Nintendo Switch controller suffers from manufacturing variation

Antenna connectivity is tricky because antennas are sensitive. We acquired a set of Nintendo Joy-cons to investigate.

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Instrumental spills the beans on taco assembly

Here at Instrumental, a core cultural value is our love of food. That’s why we've recently expanded to improved the taco assembly line.

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