What are new PPF standards

What is "PPF"?

Explanation of terms "PPF"

Explanation of PPF (production process and product approval):
Like PPAP, submission level for sample parts

The standard set of rules and regulations on which PPF is based: VDA 2

Explanations of the PPAP - production approval procedure

An optimized interface between supplier and customer is crucial in order to clearly represent the expectations of the customer and to enable a successful implementation by the supplier. The PPAP process is of great importance here. PPAP serves as a production process and production approval procedure and contains the basic requirements for the sampling of all production and spare parts for the automotive industry according to IATF 16949. PPAP is, however, also increasingly used by industrial companies in other sectors. The standard set of norms and regulations on which PPAP is based. is the IATF 16949.

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PPAP modules - requirements, submission level and approval levels

In order to be able to determine whether the individual parts produced meet the customer's expectations, the PPAP procedure requires the supplier to provide various parts or documents.

  • The list of all parts or documents of the PPAP process:
  • Design records
  • Engineering change documents
  • Technical approval / engineering approval
  • Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Process flow diagrams
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Production control plan
  • Analysis of measurement systems / Measurement System Analysis
  • Measurement results / Dimensional Results
  • Material and performance tests / Records of Material / Performance Test Results
  • Investigations into the short-term capability of the processes / initial process studies
  • Documentation of a qualified laboratory / Qualified Laboratory Documentation
  • Appearance Approval Report
  • Sample - Serial Parts / Sample Production Parts
  • Reference sample / master sample
  • Specific testing equipment / Checking Aids
  • Customer Specific Requirements
  • Part submission confirmation / Part Submission Warrant

The individual submission levels determine which parts or documents must be submitted to the customer and which can remain in the factory. Level 3 is generally used if there are no other specifications from the customer.

Evaluation of the parts / materials by the customer based on the previously defined expectations

A distinction is made between three release levels:

Full approval
• All parts / materials meet customer requirements; there is authorization according to the customer's disposition to deliver production quantities

Limited release
• Approval for the delivery of products limited to a specified period or number of items
• Determine the causes of errors
• Submit an action plan to the customer
• Carry out new sampling according to PPAP

• The product does not meet customer requirements
• Correct the product
• Carry out new sampling according to PPAP
• No delivery of production quantities

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