November Presentation & Tour – (11/05/15)

Thursday – November 5, 2015                                     Tour

speakerPresentation and Facility Tour:  Speaker David Rahe at Austin Reliability Labs  (Space Limited to 45 people)

Speaker: David Rahe

Topic:The Value of Reliability”

Background: Recognized as one of the top product reliability labs in the country with a unique balance of testing, consulting and on-site staffing services, Austin Reliability Labs (ARL) is a place where we recognize the hard work and passion that goes into the design and development of your product and want to find any problems in an effort to perfect it. We also understand a reputation is something that builds over time, so we focus on establishing long-term partnerships with each of our clients. With that in mind, we not only specialize in writing and developing all of the tests that we perform, but, unlike other labs, we provide pass / fail reports on all of our tests and decipher the results for you in order to maximize your product’s success. We believe quality is infused by finding every flaw in a product andlocation methodically removing each one until the product shines. As a result, only a thorough, comprehensive reliability test program, as provided by ARL, will allow a product to emerge that will earn or maintain an unsullied and clean brand reputation.

Bio: David Rahe is a certified reliability engineer with over 20 years of direct experience in the areas of environmental testing and reliability consulting. An accomplished technically strong professional with extensive experience in the oversight, planning, design, and performance of diverse reliability and environmental programs, David is also an experienced international and domestic technical trainer and an author / presenter of technical papers. He has both served on and chaired IEEE and Military Standards development committees. David has experience with products from many diverse markets, including aerospace, down-hole oil drilling,  automotive, information technology, computers, communications, industrial automation, plant process controls and many others. He has conducted and/or supervised scores of product tests and also consulted with numerous companies. His clients consider him an environmental test and reliability planning expert. He has established close working relationships with numerous companies including Dell, HP, GM, Siemens, Schlumberger, Logitech and Emerson, providing testing, training and consulting services.

David’s training experience includes both on-site corporate events and web-based seminars on such topics as reliability disciplines, analysis, environmental testing, and accelerated life testing (including HALT and HASS). He has performed or supervised over 1,000 HALT and HASS procedures on a wide variety of products in numerous industries, from medical to aerospace to oil drilling equipment. David has authored and coauthored several published papers for conferences, such as RAMS (Reliability and Maintainability Symposium), IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries), and IEEE ASTR (Accelerated Stress Test and Reliability). He has also authored the HALT Standard draft document that is widely used and globally accepted as the guiding document for performing HALT.


Austin Reliability Labs
12317 Technology Blvd., Ste. 100
Austin, Texas


  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM – Tour and Presentation
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking and Pizza
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM – Announcements and Door Prizes

Food: Appetizers are being provided to members and guests.

RUs: 0.3 RUs will be given for participating in this event.

RSVP:  There is a $10 fee to attend ASQ Austin monthly events; the fee applies to the event expenses.  The only exception will be for the first time attendees who are new ASQ Austin members.  Register Here->

Sponsored by ASQ Reliability Division