Purpose: A PPAP is a standardized format to communicate and document part specification and approval requirements. It helps determine if the manufacturing process is capable of consistently producing parts that meet the required specifications in a production setting.
Specific PPAP requirements are described in more detail in the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Production Part Approval Process, PPAP Guide. Below is a summary of our standard Level 3 PPAP submission. PPAP's can be tailored to fit specific customer requirements.
PPAP activities generally include documentation including:
- Design Record (Generally Part Print)
- Process Flow Diagram
- Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
- Control Plan
- Gage R&R of CTQ's
- Dimensional report of CTQ's
- Material Certification
- Capability Analysis of CTQ's
- ISO 9001 Certificate
- Sample Parts
- Part Submission Warrant
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