--> Subject: DRAFTING STANDARD Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 12:41:42 -0400
--> From: dkaralash -- parker.com
--> To: Forum_Mail -- qs9000.com
--> I'M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON A QS9000 DRAFTING STANDARD THAT
--> GOVERNS THE SYMBOL REPRESENTING A CRITICAL (GO, NO GO) TOLERANCE ON
--> A PART. THE STANDARD IS RELATED TO F.E.M.A. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY
--> HELP YOU COULD GIVE ME ON THIS, AND WILL SUGGEST YOUR SIGHT TO MY
--> CO-WORKERS IN THE FUTURE.
There is no QS9000 'standard' critical characteristic symbol that I am aware of. Download the FMEA file in the pdf_files directory ( Elsmar Cove Free Files Directory
) and look around page 20 or so for some definitions of critical, safety and other characteristics. Also see Appendix C of QS-9000 for symbols and explainations.
Each company has it's own symbol for a critical characteristic. Ford, GM, Chrysler and probably your company. The requirement is that you recognize critical characteristics of your customers and that you identify them as appropriate in your business. If you get customer prints with critical characteristics and you 'translate' them to your 'format' and you use bowties as your symbol for a critical characteristic then those they marked should be marked with your 'bowtie' (or whatever). There is no standard which tells you any specific symbol that you must
use nor is there any such requirement for a specific symbol.
[This message has been edited by Marc Smith (edited 26 May 1999).]