Customer Prototype Support - 4.4.10 - Accelerated life tests

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John Swartz

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Customer Prototype Support - 4.4.10

We are manufacturers of automotive paint systems and are registered to QS-TE. We do not prototype anything either for the B3 or anyone else who buys or systems.

We received a minor NCR on 4.4.10 for not performing accelerated life tests as stated. The auditor stated this is a mandatory requirement, regardless if prototype testing being performed or not.

If we do not perform prototype activities, how do I respond to the NCR?

Thanks in advance.

:frust:
 
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John Swartz

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My first post must have been too confusing as there have been no responses...so let me try another approach,

How do you meet the requirements of QS9000 4.4.10?

Thanks
 
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Randy Stewart

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Oops

I didn't notice your post at first John.
1) Evaluate what your MTBF analysis show you as having the big impact?

2) If it is a purchased part (spray nozzle?) the manufacturer should have the failure rate for you (I know bearing manufacturers keep charts for their products).

3) If it is a manufactured part, you'll need to design a test that will document the projected MTBF. If the part with the highest impact has a MTBF that exceeds the life expectancy or use of the product you'll have to prove it.
 
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