This is my first use on my own. I have previously tuned in when my colleague was viewing the forum, but now I would like to participate myself as I am an active member of our certification task force now.
I have a question concerning the AS9100B requirement that states "measurement reqt's for product...documented. ...but shall include d) type of measurement instruments required and specific instructions associated with use.
My company has very generic process sheets as we are more of a job shop and do one-offs. Our inspection record lists all of the dimensions and features from the customer print with the actual measurements. We indicate acceptance or rejection. Although we have a column for Methdo, we do not use this. At the bottom of the sheet we list the inspection tools that were used by serial number with no other descriptor. There is no direct correlation between the measurement equipment and any specific feature being measure.
The inspectors are trained in the use of the appropriate equipment as far as accuracy, etc.
We are preparing for AS9100B certification and I have mentioned that this may not satisfy the requirement. We have used this system for years and have many aerospace customers that conduct their own audits. This has never come up as an issue.
Could you please provide feedback for this? Are there any of you that have received registrar findings? I need to have some good objective evicence to take to our team leader that we have to change our system.
Thanks in advance.