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Fundamentals of Metrology and Quality

Metrology is an important component in manufacturing because it provides a rigorous method for Quality personnel to manage risk and uncertainty.  To mitigate risk successfully and develop techniques for problem solving, it is important to evaluate sources of uncertainty, verification, and non-conformance.   This seminar is intended to introduce the various principles associated with uncertainty of measurement; to explore the history of measurement, and to clearly identify calibration, true values, errors, uncertainty, traceability, random and systematic effects, repeatability and reproducibility. 
Training / Education

AS13000 8D Problem Solving Requirements for Suppliers

2022-07-05
AS13000 defines the Problem-Solving standard for suppliers within the aero-engine sector, with the Eight Disciplines (8D) problem solving method the basis for this standard. This two-day course provides attendees with a comprehensive and standardized set of tools to become an 8D practitioner and meets all the requirements of the training syllabus in AS13000. Successful application of 8D achieves robust corrective and preventive actions to reduce the risk of repeat occurrences and minimize the cost of poor quality.
Training / Education

Introduction to Cyber Security for Commercial Aviation

2022-04-07
Despite the advantages of electronic flight bags (EFB), passenger entertainment and email access during flights, and the ability to access aircraft repair manuals electronically, computer interconnectivity throughout aviation has opened the aviation sector to cyber-attacks that could impact flights, data, and safety. This two-day seminar is intended to introduce aviation professionals to the need to implement cyber security throughout commercial aviation including the supply chain.
Training / Education

AS13003 Measurement System Analysis (MSA) Requirements for Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality

2022-04-06
AS 13003:2015 stipulates requirements to establish an acceptable measurement system (for variable and attribute features) for use on aerospace engines parts and assemblies.  Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) is used to evaluate and improve measurement systems in the workplace because it evaluates the test method, measuring instruments, and the process of acquiring measurements. The Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Strategy Group published AS13003 to define the minimum requirements for conducting MSA for variable attribute assessment on characteristics as defined on the drawing specification.
Training / Education

FAA Part 21 Certification Procedures for Products and Parts

2022-03-08
Part 21 is the FAA regulation that provides the regulatory framework to conduct certification of products and parts. This includes the engineering, airworthiness, production and quality systems. The aerospace industry is hinged around compliance with Part 21; however, comprehension of Part 21 and its role in civil certification is challenging. This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the processes that encompass aircraft certification, including compliance with FARs, certification procedures and post certification responsibilities.
Training / Education

AS9145 Requirements for Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval

2022-06-28
Production and continual improvement of safe and reliable products is key in the aviation, space and defense industries. Customer and regulatory requirements must not only be met, but they are typically expected to exceeded requirements. Due to globalization, the supply chain of this industry has been expanded to countries which were not part of it in the past and has complicated the achievement of requirements compliance and customer satisfaction. The IAQG has established and deployed the AS9145 Standard, as a step to help achieve these objectives.
Training / Education

Common Training for DPRV Personnel

2022-02-01
Live Online Training Now Available: Important Update to Certification Requirements In response to the current environmental conditions created by COVID-19 and the emergent restrictions on business travel and gatherings, SAE International and the AESQ have launched a live online training program for AS13001: Delegated Product Release Verification Training Requirements to support the Aero Engine Manufacturers requirements for inspector approval. Introduced in June of 2020 in the United States, the live online course will support new and re-certifying delegates with a training option that may be taken outside of a traditional classroom.
Standard

Counterfeit and Substandard Battery Risk Mitigation

2018-07-24
WIP
AS7492
The Counterfeit and Substandard Battery Risk Mitigation sub-committee, G21B, is proposed with the goal of addressing the significant risk presented by counterfeit and substandard batteries. A standard similar to the SAE AS6171 Anti-counterfeit standard will provide inspection methods and risk mitigation strategies, to help mitigate the risk for the Aerospace and Defense industries, to the benefit of all.
Standard

Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Netlist Assurance Test Methods

2016-02-15
WIP
AS6171/16
Netlist Assurance Test Methods exist to assess microcircuit designs for maliciously added, removed, or modified functions detrimental to system operation. In the context of the Microcircuit fabrication design process, these methods will be used to analyze a computer aided design (CAD) representation of the microcircuit. The Netlist Assurance Test Methods discover vulnerabilities, undisclosed functions (e.g. "kill switch", paths to leak passwords, or triggers of malicious activity) and changes from the original specifications of the devices. These methods are intended to be used with standard verification methods that the implemented design has remained unchanged through the many transformations in the design flow.
Standard

Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) Test Methods

2016-12-09
WIP
AS6171/18
This test method provides the capabilities, limitations, and suggested possible applications of TMA as it pertains to detection of suspect/counterfeit EEE parts. Additionally, this document outlines requirements associated with the application of TMA including: equipment requirements, test sample requirements, methodology, control and calibration, data analysis, reporting, and qualification and certification.
Standard

Technique for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Laser Scanning Microscopy (LSM) and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) Test Methods

2015-12-17
WIP
AS6171/17
This document defines capabilities and limitations of LSM and CLSM as they pertain to suspect/counterfeit EEE part detection. Additionally, this document outlines requirements associated with the application of LSM and CLSM including: operator training, sample preparation, various imaging techniques, data interpretation, calibration, and reporting of test results. This test method is primarily directed to analyses performed in the visible to near infrared range (approximately 400nm to 1100nm). The Test Laboratory shall be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 to perform the LSM and CLSM Test Methods as defined in this standard. The Test Laboratory shall indicate in the ISO/IEC 17025 Scope statement, the specific method being accredited to: Option 1: All AS6171/17 Test Methods, or Option 2: All AS6171/17 Test Methods except CLSM. If SAE AS6171/17 is invoked in the contract, the base document, AS6171 General Requirements shall also apply.
Standard

Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) Test Method

2016-12-09
WIP
AS6171/19
This document defines capabilities and limitations of Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) as it pertains to detection of suspect/counterfeit EEE parts and suggests possible applications to these ends. Additionally, this document outlines requirements associated with the application of AES including: operator training and requirements; sample preparation; data interpretation and reporting of data.
Standard

Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Test Methods

2016-12-09
WIP
AS6171/21
This document defines capabilities and limitations of Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) as it pertains to detection of suspect/counterfeit EEE parts and suggests possible applications to these ends. Additionally, this document outlines requirements associated with the application of GC/MS including: operator training; sample preparation; various sampling techniques; data interpretation; computerized spectral matching; equipment maintenance; and reporting of data. The discussion is limited to unit mass resolution spectrometers such as quadrupole systems and electron impact ionization.
Standard

Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Test Method

2016-12-09
WIP
AS6171/20
To define capabilities and limitations of X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) as it pertains to detection of suspect/counterfeit EEE parts and suggest possible applications to these ends. Additionally, this document outlines requirements associated with the application of XPS including: operator training and requirements; sample preparation; data interpretation; and data reporting procedures.
Standard

TECHNIQUES FOR SUSPECT/COUNTERFEIT EEE PARTS DETECTION BY RADIATED ELECTROMAGNETIC EMISSION (REME) ANALYSIS TEST METHODS

2016-05-16
WIP
AS6171/14
The intent of this document is to define the methodology for suspect/counterfeit parts inspection using REME Analysis. The purpose of REME Analysis for suspect counterfeit part inspection is to detect misrepresentation or tampering of a part. REME Analysis can also potentially detect unintentional damage to the part resulting from improper removal of the part from assemblies, exposure to electrostatic discharge, exposure to radiation outside of acceptable limits (ionizing or high-power electromagnetic), or degradation. Improper removal of part from assemblies may include, but is not limited to, prolonged elevated temperature exposure during desoldering operations or mechanical stresses during removal. Degradation may include, but is not limited to, prolonged burn-in/testing, exposure to out-of-specification environmental conditions, or use outside of expected electrical tolerances.
Standard

AS6171 TECHNIQUES FOR SUSPECT/COUNTERFEIT EEE PART PACKAGING DETECTION BY VARIOUS TEST METHODS

2016-02-03
WIP
AS6171/15
Non-conformance and now Suspect counterfeit packaging represents a hazard to electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive devices or components through cross contamination during transport and storage while generating high voltage discharges to ESD sensitive devices during in shipping, the inspection process, handling and manufacturing. Several aerospace related issues involve long-term storage supplier non-conformance with antistatic foams, antistatic bubble, antistatic pink poly, vacuum formed antistatic polymers, Type I moisture barrier bags and Type III static shielding bags have posed issues. The late John Kolyer, Ph.D. (Boeing, Ret.) and Ray Gompf, P.E., Ph.D. (NASA-KSC, Ret.) were advocates in the utilization of a formalized physical testing material qualification process. Today, however, prime contractors and CMs rely heavily upon a visual inspection process for ESD packaging materials.
Standard

Technique for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) including Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy Test Methods

2017-06-13
WIP
AS6171/22
To define capabilities and limitations of SEM-EDS as it pertains to counterfeit detection of EEE parts and suggest possible applications to these ends. Additionally, this document outlines requirements associated with the application of SEM-EDS including: Operator training; Sample preparation; Data interpretation; Equipment maintenance; and Reporting of data. If SAE AS6171/22 is invoked in the contract, the base document, AS6171 General Requirements shall also apply.
Technical Paper

Recycling Potential of Polymers

1996-04-01
91A123
In order to reduce the volume of waste in general and of shredder waste from the disposal of scrap cars, the German Federal Government has prepared a draft regulation, which will be implemented unless the automotive industry and the distributors of imported cars take action on their own to achieve these objectives. The regulation provides that the car manufacturers are fully responsible for the environmentally controlled disposal of scrap cars. The return of scrap cars to the work industry must be free of change for the last owner. A nation-wide network for the return of scrap cars must be implemented by end of 1993. To reduce the amount of shredder waste the automotive industry is expected to practice recycling on non-metallic materials. Facilities required for thermal treatment of residues, which cannot be recycled, are to be installed on account of the originator, i.e. the automotive industry.
Technical Paper

Manager--Waste Management Programs Europe

1996-04-01
91A125
As one of the major materials suppliers to the automotive industry, Du Pont is playing an active role in helping that industry to provide solutions for effectively managing automotive waste. This is both good corporate environmentalism and sound business sense. Rightly, our partners in the industry-the car manufacturers and the components suppliers-expect us to work with them on tackling this issue. We are prepared to provide an active contribution. And, as I shall demonstrate, we are-all of us-making a vigorous effort in this area.
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