Re: IMDS - Clarification needed for electroplated parts; Component or Semi-componet?
thats exactly what it is
if you are only making that part which is then supplied back to your customer for assembly by a thrid party, then you consider it as a whole component part and can therefore drive its weight.
if you are making it as a collection of parts that you are to assemble, then it is a semi-component.
try ths PDF for reference - direct from the MDS website
www mdsystem.com/html/data/ what_you_should_know_about_imds.pdf