4.4.2 First article samples.- Unless otherwise specified in the
contract (see 4.2), all tests listed in Table I and 4.4.1 shall be con-
ducted on initial production samples subsequent to meeting the certification
requirements in 4.4.3.
Certification.- Certification shall include test data and
results for all characteristics specified in Table II. Certification
will be required prior to performing final acceptance inspection and shall
suffice for the remainder of the production quantities, provided the
manufacturing processes and techniques used to produce the items for
which certification was issued have not been changed or revised. Any and
all changes will require a new certification from the contractor.
TEST DATA TO COMPLY WITH
4.5 Inspection equiPment.- Except as otherwise provided for by the
contract, the contractor shall supply and maintain inspection equipment
in accordance with the applicable requirements of MIL-I-45607.
4.5.1 Government furnished inspection equipment.- Where the contract
provides for Government-furnished test equipment, SUPPLY and maintenance
of test equipment shall be in accordance with the applicable requirements
specified in MIL-I-45607.
4.5.2 Contractor furnished inspection equipment.
18.104.22.168 Government design.- Unless otherwise specified in the contract,
all inspection equipment specified by drawing number in specification or
SQAP forming a part of the contract shall be supplied by the contractor in
accordance with technical data listed in the List of Inspection Documents
(IEL), when provided with the Technical Data Package (TDP).
design.- The contractor shall provide inspection
equipment compatible with the "Test Methods and Procedures" specified in
4.6 and with the "Component Inspection" and "Test Facilities" requirements
of MIL-F-13926. Since tolerance of test equipment is normally considered
to be within 10% of the product tolerance for which it is intended, this
inherent error in the test Equipment design must be considered as part
of the prescribed product tolerance limit. Thus, concept, construction,
materials, dimensions and tolerances used in the design of test equipment
shall be so selected and controlled as to insure that the test equipment
will reliably indicate acceptability of a product which does not exceed
90% of the prescribed tolerance limit, and permit positive rejection when
non-conforming. construction shall be such as to facilitate routine
calibration of test equipment.