Too many times in the past few years I have come across customers that have cloned Specifications such as Heattreat and Plating specs. The problem is that in this QS world they have added them to their prints and left us to find someone that can certify to them. I have most recently been part of an APQP process and the parts have called out A Japaneze companies internal design Specs and we are left to sending these components to Switzerland to have heattreated and Plated. Seems a waste of time and money when the plating is a basic Electroless nickel and nothing special with the heattreat. Seems that someone would have written a comprehensive cross reference that could be referred to when quoting. Just a comment and maybe a suggestion. Thanks for letting me sprout off for a minute.