Design Records

The ‘Design Records’ could be a drawing of the part. This is normally provided by the customer because they are the ones who would normally design the part and understand its end use.

A print copy of the drawing or design record should be sent along with the PPAP for the following reasons:

Shows the customer you have a copy of the part drawing

Shows the customer that you have the correct part drawing

Makes sure that both you as the suppler and the customer are discussing the same part

These design drawings should include the following:

Each and every feature must be “ballooned” or “road mapped” to correspond with the inspection results (including print notes, standard tolerance notes and specifications, and anything else relevant to the design of the part).

They could also include any functional / material / test specifications that the customer requires.

By Joshua Morley

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