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There are many aspects of manufacturing that can make or break a production timeline, and few are as important as quality for a program’s schedule and success. You can go as fast as possible, but if the end result isn’t in-spec, any extra time will be spent fixing the problems. This doesn’t account for money wasted trying to accomplish quality after the fact.

There are countless quality standards and processes that can set you up for success. These include validating that your product can be used as intended and is aligned with the design guidelines. Fortunately, Fictiv can help. We now offer the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) for injection molding, one of the most common validation processes, during the online quoting process. 

To use PPAP for your project, select it as an option when quoting and configuring on the Fictiv platform.

Introducing PPAP with Fictiv

Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Defined

PPAP is an approval procedure that validates a new or updated production process for a specific part. The process establishes the specific part will be in-spec and consistently within acceptable ranges.

PPAP clearly confirms that the manufacturer understands the requirements laid out by the designer and that the process is capable of consistently producing to those specifications. There are 18 different deliverable elements in a PPAP. Here are a few of the most important items.

  • Design Documentation
  • Process Flow Diagram
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Control Plan
  • Dimensional Results
  • Records of Material
  • Initial Process Study (Cpk)
  • Sample Production Parts
  • Part Submission Warrant

Your Production Project with Fictiv

Whether you are looking for a shop to help with design validation and then bridge production or a partner to work with for all aspects of the full production process, Fictiv can help. Our highly vetted global network provides a Fortune 500 quality supply chain. We look forward to working with you on the validation you expect with PPAP.  Contact us today to quote your next injection molding project, and let us know how we can help you.