In order to save time and costs, it is important that errors in production are avoided before they can recur. A product should only then be produced at a constant level of quality after it has already been manufactured a certain number of times under the realistic conditions of a series production. The initial samples manufactured here must also be submitted to the customer for inspection and approval before the product can go into series production. If the initial samples meet the customer’s requirements and are released for production, the series product must be manufactured on the basis established here as well as under consistent conditions. This process ensures that companies will produce goods only once they meet the required quality standards.
The software for the part approval process provides you with a comprehensive and practical tool for the effective execution and management of your approval processes. At the same time, the requirements of the AIAG (PPAP) and VDA 2 guidelines (PPF) from the automotive industry will be supported. For assessing the products, users carry out initial sample inspections based on the product characteristics specified in the drawing. These characteristics are subsequently documented in an initial sample inspection report (ISIR). The supplier can then provide the evidence with this report that the delivered products meet the customer’s quality requirements.
Access CAD drawings and characteristics information in the Q-DAS format as well as existing part approval processes or inspection plans to conveniently import characteristics. The automatic transfer of measurements ensures a fast and accurate identification of errors and consequently safeguards compliance with any existing agreements between suppliers and customers. You can manage your initial sample releases from both a supplier’s as well as a customer’s viewpoint. Any decisions made are clearly visualized by symbols and colors.
In addition, our fully integrated CAQ solution will automatically compile all documents required for the part approval process from other modules. During a part approval process, you can thus refer quickly and easily to process FMEAs, control plans or gage capability tests. Users furthermore have the option to save external documents and verifications needed for the release process in the BabtecQ database or to include a direct link to the corresponding file. You will always be able to keep an eye on different processing statuses by versioning the documents.