1998-09-29

The Process Assurance Body Build Systems Tooling Build / Plate Build What are the Benefits? 982404

An assessment of Body-In-White quality and launch preparedness occurs at many intervals. This paper will focus on dimensional control activities that take place during the first pre-production pilot phase known as P0. (P-zero occurs approximately 35 weeks before volume production.) Two Process Assurance Body Build Systems (Tooling Build and Plate Build) have been used at Chrysler and the results have been documented. The Plate Build and Tooling Build activities provide the opportunity to uncover and resolve Product Design and Part Quality Issues. In addition, the Tooling Build process has proven to be an objective method of identifying and correcting tooling, gaging and process issues during the P0 Vehicle Build Program.

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