IMDS Error Message Question

inspector625

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Hello Elsmar,

I know there are a lot of threads in regards to IMDS and error messages but I have read through them and am still at a loss with my particular problem. We manufacture fasteners to either Aerospace standards or Customer drawings. As part of the PPAP I am required to submit an IMDS. I have created many in the past but with the tightened restrictions on Reach/Restricted substances I am no longer able to complete the IMDS.

For example, we make A286 corrosion resistant fasteners out of material that is certified to AMS5731. When I put in the UNS code, locate my material and apply it to the IMDS I am getting error codes due to the Nickel content. The standard for the material is 24-27% and the node is saying that there is an error for the nickel content(see attachment), which of course stops me from being able to submit this to my Customer. I have downloaded all the literature that I can find on error codes, IMDS FAQ's, and the user manual. I have had a ticket in with IMDS for about 4 months now with no response other than please be patient, we have sent this to our team. My Customer however is not patient and I can not continue to wait on advice from IMDS.

Today, I am working on another IMDS for 347 steel. Again, although the material is conforming to the standard for chemical analysis, I am still getting error codes for chemical content, nickel. I am attaching this one as well. Another note I should mention is that it is telling me that all applications must be selected for all basic substances. I am not sure what that means, or where I should do this.

Does anyone have any suggestions, or experience with this? Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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