In Reply to Parent Post by alundy
Hi folks! I am new here and have a couple questions. I'm sure they will be easy for you to answer, I have only recently gotten involved in Quality so I appreciate your help!
I work at a coating facility, we apply coatings to automotive parts. We don't make coatings, nor do we manufacture parts in any way. Our quality control involves measuring the coating thickness, and performance testing (salt spray resistance and adhesion tests). So which of the 4th edition AIAG reports should I be submitting? I was thinking:
1. Dimensional Test Results, in which I will report the coating thickness data
2. Performance Test Results, in which I will report the results of the performance testing
3. Appearance Approval, for those customers with appearance criteria
4. And maybe Material Test Results too, where I will report the data submitted to me by our paint suppliers?
So I guess maybe I have to fill them ALL out!! Let me know what you think?
Welcome to the Cove, Ashley
In general, dimensional reporting is reserved for actual part
dimensions and specifications. It might be relevant if your coating application has the potential to affect dimensional requirements--reducing the effective size of threads or hole diameters, e.g.. For the type of work you're doing, deposit thickness can be reported along with the other performance requirements. Otherwise, your strategy is fine.