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QUALITY ASSURANCE MANUAL



    Table of Contents
  1. Scope
  2. Receiving Inspection
  3. Nonconforming Materials
  4. Government Furnished Materials
  5. In-Process Inspection
  6. Assembly Inspection and/or Functional Test
  7. Final Inspection and Test
  8. Measuring and Test Equipment
  9. Government Inspection Requirements
  10. Drawing and Specification Control
  11. Packaging and Shipping
  12. Records


  1. SCOPE
    1. The quality assurance system encompasses receipt, identification, stocking and issue of parts and material, and the entire process of fabrication and manufacturing, packaging, storage and shipping.

    2. The system is designed to assure that supplies or services, manufactured or performed at Qualfab Machining or at Qualfab Machining's supplier's facilities are subject to adequate quality control to ensure customer satisfaction. This system is designed to provide for early detection of discrepancies and positive corrective action.

    3. Written inspection and test procedures are prepared to supplement applicable drawings and other specifications to the extent necessary.

  2. RECEIVING INSPECTION
    1. Parts and materials shall be inspected upon receiving.

    2. Materials shall be inspected for size, quantity, and heat lot number. Then the results are compared to certifications, test reports, and packing slips.

    3. Parts and materials passing inspection shall be marked in an obvious way stating their conformance.

  3. NONCONFORMING MATERIAL
    1. Parts and materials which are nonconforming shall be marked and/or tagged in a secure fashion indentifying them as nonconforming, at which time a Discrepant Material Report shall be completed and submitted to the purchasing department who is then responsible for obtaining a Corrective Action Report from the supplier.

    2. The nonconforming parts shall be reported to the purchasing department for corrective action.

    3. All nonconforming material will be identified and segregated from the normal flow of finished material.

  4. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED MATERIALS
    1. When material is furnished by the government it shall be handled in the same manner in which all materials are handled (see Receiving Inspection and Nonconforming Material).

    2. Any and all special processes well be performed.

  5. IN-PROCESS INSPECTION
    1. In-process inspections will be performed at adequate intervals to provide early detection of nonconforming material. (See QFM machinist inspection procedure on display in shop.)

    2. Rejected items will be marked and segregated. Red dykem for non-reworkable parts and blue dykem with a tag describing problem for reworkable parts.

    3. The inspector will be responsible for obtaining appropriate corrective and follow-up action to prevent recurrence of discrepant materials.

  6. ASSEMBLY INSPECTION AND/OR FUNCTIONAL TEST
    1. Assembly inspection and any functional testing required by contract, or any other tests required to ensure product quality will be performed.

    2. Inspection records will include: the number accepted, number rejected, date of inspection and identification of the inspector. All inspection records will be maintained and available for government review.

    3. When functional testing or customer require government inspections the Government Representative will be notified in advance, informing him when and where the specified test will take place.

    4. All nonconforming assemblies will be identified and moved to a segregated area.

  7. FINAL INSPECTION AND TEST
    1. Final inspection and tests will be performed 100% or on a sample basis, whichever is applicable. If source inspection is required on the purchase order the customer will be notified prior to final inspection.

    2. Inspection and test records will be maintained when necessary, and made available for review at the request of the customer.

    3. All nonconforming material will be identified and segregated from the normal flow of finished material.

    4. Nonconforming materials will not be released for shipment to the customer without specific instructions from the customer.

    5. Rejected material subjected to any repair will be resubmitted to final inspection for verification of the adequacy of the rework.

    6. Inspection records will include: the number of pieces accepted, number rejected, date of inspection, and identification of the inspector.

  8. MEASURING AND TEST EQUIPMENT
    1. All measuring and testing devices that are necessary to assure materials and parts conform to technical requirements will be maintained.

    2. When required, measuring and test equipment will be made available for use by the Government Repre- sentative to determine conformance of product with contract requirements. In addition, personnel shall be made available for operation of such devices for verification of their accuracy and condition.

    3. All measuring and test equipment that is used for final inspection will be calibrated per MIL-STD-45662.

    4. Records of calibration, and the methods used shall be maintained and kept on file by the Quality Assurance Manager. Records shall be updated yearly.

  9. GOVERNMENT INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
    1. When government inspection is required, the following statement will be included in the purchase order:

      "Government inspection is required
      prior to shipment from your plant.
      Upon receipt of this order, promptly
      notify the Government Representative
      who normally services your plant so
      that appropriate planning for government
      inspection can be accomplished."

    2. When under authorization of the Government Repre- sentative, copies of the purchase order are to be furnished directly by the subcontractor to the Government Representative rather than through government channels. The following statement will then be included in the purchase order:

      "On receipt of this order, promptly
      furnish a copy to the Government
      Representative who normally services
      your plant. If none, contact the nearest
      Army, Navy, Air Force, or Defense
      Supply Agency inspection office. In
      the event the Representative or office
      cannot be located, our company should
      be notified immediately."

    3. All documents and reference data for purchase under a government contract shall be available for review by the Government Representative.

  10. DRAWING AND SPECIFICATION CONTROL
    1. All parts will be assembled and/or manufactured to customer drawings and specifications which will be filed by drawing number.

    2. The Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for the charging out and controlling of drawing/ specifications. In addition, the Quality Assurance Manager will make certain that the correct revisions of drawings are being used for assembly, manufacturing, and inspection.

  11. PACKAGING AND SHIPPING
    1. All packaging for each shipment will be verified to see that the proper items are being packaged and the packaging is being performed in a manner that will prevent damage.

    2. Shipping containers will be inspected to assure that all required markings have been applied.

  12. RECORDS
    1. All records of inspection and tests will be maintained and made available for review by the Government Representative, or the customer whichever is applicable.

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