I recently started writing an article series about Metals Engineering and Product Reliability on the Accendo Reliability website. Here's a link to the article series https://accendoreliability.com/on-product-reliability/metals-engineering-and-product-reliability/
My first article is Product reliability and Materials Engineering https://accendoreliability.com/product-reliability-and-materials-engineering/
The article discusses product reliability viewed through the eyes of a materials engineer. When considering product reliability, a materials engineer is concerned with how the materials in components respond when exposed to stressors that can cause the materials to degrade. It’s a problem if a component or joint in a product degrades to the point where it stops functioning as required.