PPAP / Production Part Approval Process (4th Ed)


A part approval process is a requirement of TS16949, and is requested by many customers. The intent is to provide the customer with assurance that the production parts will meet all requirements. This is provided as a package of documents which include the customer requirements; dimensional, material and functional test data; initial process and gage studies where needed; and product quality planning documents such as FMEAs and Control Plans. The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)'s 4th Edition PPAP, plus some customer specific requirements, is covered in this workshop. You will assemble a PPAP, including all required elements, for a simple manufactured product. To enhance understanding, you will calculate process capability and complete a Gage R&R on a characteristic of our simple manufactured part.

Course Outcomes:
  • Describe the purpose of PPAP
  • List and describe the 18 PPAP process requirements
  • Practice Gage R&R
  • Define process capability
  • Use the PPAP 4th Edition as a reference or requirement
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