AS9102B - Aerospace First Article Inspection RequirementReference2014
This standard establishes the baseline requirements for performing and documenting FAI. Should there be a conflict between the requirements of this standard and applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, the applicable statutory or regulatory requirements shall take precedence.
3D Printer
A machine used for additive manufacturing.
Attribute Data
A result from a characteristic or property that is appraised only as to whether it does or does not conform to a given requirement (e.g., go/no-go, accept/reject, pass/fail).
A digital file(s) produced from any CAD software package. Many file formats are possible.
Design Characteristic
Those dimensional, visual, functional, mechanical, and material features or properties, which describe and constitute the design of the article, as specified by drawing or DPD requirements. These characteristics can be measured, inspected, tested, or verified to determine conformance to the design requirements. Dimensional features include in-process locating features (e.g., target-machined or forged/cast dimensions on forgings and castings, weld/braze joint preparation necessary for acceptance of finished joint). Material features or properties may include processing variables and sequences, which are specified by the drawing or DPD (e.g., heat treat temperature, fluorescent penetrant class, ultrasonic scans, sequence of welding and heat treat). These provide assurance of intended characteristics that could not be otherwise defined.
Requirements of any digital data files that disclose, directly or by reference, the physical or functional requirements, including data files that disclose the design or acceptance criteria of a product. Examples of DPD include the following: The digital definition and fully dimensioned two-dimensional (2D) drawing sheets. Three-dimensional (3D) data model and simplified or reduced content 2D drawing sheets. The 3D model with design characteristics displayed as text. Any other data files that define a product in its entirety.
Central elements in a collaborative environment that authoritatively maintain the system design and behavioral information for alternative designs as needed for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) analyses by all authorized users. In particular, the DPD should possess strong inter-networking capabilities to maintain coordinated system design (structural) and performance views of the system under development. It should incrementally reflect changed performance parameters in response to design changes and address the resulting performance impacts on system operations.
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Drawing Requirement
Requirements of the drawing and associated parts lists, specification, or purchasing document to which the product is to be produced from, including any notes, specifications, and lower-level drawings invoked.
Electronic Signature
A defined method to sign an object in electronic environments. It provides means to authenticate the signatory and the signed object in an unambiguous and safe way by attaching to or logically associating data in electronic form to other electronic objects. (See NAS9300-005)
First Article Inspection
A planned, complete, independent, and documented inspection and verification process to ensure that prescribed production processes have produced an item conforming to engineering drawings, DPD, planning, purchase order, engineering specifications, and/or other applicable design documents.
The forms and package of documentation for a part number, subassembly, or assembly, including associated FAI results.
First Production Run
The initial group of one or more parts that are the result of a planned process designed to be used for future production of these same parts.
A general term for a system of applying dimensional annotations and tolerances to drawings or models defined by ANSI Standard Y14.5.
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Multiple Characteristics
Identical characteristics that occur at more than one location (e.g., 4 places), but are established by a single set of drawing or DPD requirements (e.g., rivet hole size, dovetail slots, corner radii, chemical milling pocket thickness).
Product Definition Data, Technical Data, Item, Feature, Drawing, Item. IdentificationIncludes materials, parts, components, subassemblies, assemblies, and equipment. The term product shall also encompass a family of products.
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Qualified Tooling
Universal (not part specific) calibrated monitoring and measuring equipment (e.g., go/no go gauges, thread gauges, radius gauges) used to validate product design characteristics, that are uniquely identified and traceable to their calibration records.
Special Process
Any processes for production and service provision where the resulting output cannot be verified by subsequent monitoring or measurement and, as a consequence, deficiencies become apparent only after the product is in use or the service has been delivered.
Standard Catalogue Item
A part or material that conforms to an established industry or national authority published specification, having all characteristics identified by text description or industry/national/military standard drawing.