6.1.3 First article sample requirements (see 3.3, 4.3 and 6.3)
6.1.4 Package, packing and marking instructions. (see 5.1 and 5.2)
6.1.5 Provision for shipment and testing of first article and production
lot samples. (see 6.3)
6.1.6 Provision for the supply, maintenance and disposition of mandatory
inspection and ball istic test equipment for acceptance inspection purposes.
6.1.7 Provision for the submission and approval of the manufacturing process.
6.2 Process Deviation. -A process deviation is defined as a change in the
approved basic method of manufacture, or an operational change which alters
the metallurgical or physical properties of the item of contract.
6.3 First Article Sample.- In order to minimize inspection costs, the firing
test will be performed after the sample has been approved for all other
requirements. Additional projectile, metal parts may be required by the
6.4 AQL's. -The optional use of AQL values for either individual defects or
classes of defects, with individual major defect limitation, is intended to
minimize inspection agency administrative burden which might result from an
exclusive assignment of individual defect AQL's. The option also permits
flexibility where sampling inspection for acceptance is integrated into the
6.5 Intermediate Point Inspection. -The classification of defects identifies
the defect characteristics (among other things) for acceptance inspection.
It may be necessary to modify the sequence of inspection stations to best
suit the manufacturing process. Inspection for defect characteristics
which will be hidden or altered by subsequent processing operations (in-
cluding unrelated operations), should be scheduled to prevent premature
acceptance which could be detrimental to the attainment of optimum product
quality in the end item.
6.6 Defect Standards.-The initial supply of defect standards and instruc-
tions for contractor and Government application to the eddy current method
of inspection will be furnished with the eddy current inspection equipment.
Replacement standards should be requisitioned through normal channels by
the Government agency having contract administration responsibility.
NOTE: Asterisks not used in this revision to identify changes with respect
to the previous issue, due to the extensiveness of the changes.
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