AS9100 Control of CNC programs

Michael_M

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While performing an internal audit, I noticed 16x CNC programs stored in the CNC controller (all part programs). CNC programs are typically stored on a network server to protect them and to control revision.

Reviewing our procedures, I do not see anything that defines CNC programs and looking through the standard I cannot really find anything that defines if this is an acceptable practice or not (the only thing I can find is 7.5.1c).

Can anyone direct me to the portion of the AS9100:2008 standard that would define software programs control. I don't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
 

AndyN

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While performing an internal audit, I noticed 16x CNC programs stored in the CNC controller (all part programs). CNC programs are typically stored on a network server to protect them and to control revision.

Reviewing our procedures, I do not see anything that defines CNC programs and looking through the standard I cannot really find anything that defines if this is an acceptable practice or not (the only thing I can find is 7.5.1c).

Can anyone direct me to the portion of the AS9100:2008 standard that would define software programs control. I don't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill.

What are the CNC programs for? There's your clue...
 

DannyK

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While performing an internal audit, I noticed 16x CNC programs stored in the CNC controller (all part programs). CNC programs are typically stored on a network server to protect them and to control revision.

Reviewing our procedures, I do not see anything that defines CNC programs and looking through the standard I cannot really find anything that defines if this is an acceptable practice or not (the only thing I can find is 7.5.1c).

Can anyone direct me to the portion of the AS9100:2008 standard that would define software programs control. I don't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill.

7.5.1.2 and 7.5.1.3 deal with software. You can also refer to configuration management (7.1.3)

7.5.1.2 Control of Production Process Changes
Personnel authorized to approve changes to production processes shall be identified.
The organization shall control and document changes affecting processes, production equipment, tools or software programs.
The results of changes to production processes shall be assessed to confirm that the desired effect has been
achieved without adverse effects to product conformity.
7.5.1.3 Control of Production Equipment, Tools and Software Programs
Production equipment, tools and software programs used to automate and control/monitor product realization processes, shall be validated prior to release for production and shall be maintained.
Storage requirements, including periodic preservation/condition checks, shall be defined for production equipment or tooling in storage.
 
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