Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Automotive suppliers are required to go through a Production Part Approval Process, or PPAP submission, if introducing a new or modified part into the production process. This ensures that the client’s requirements are understood, the product meets those requirements, the process is capable of producing a conforming product, and that the product control plan along with the quality management system will prevent non-conforming parts from reaching the client.
PPAP submission packets can save automotive manufacturers time and money when completed correctly. However, failure to correctly and thoroughly complete the PPAP can result in lost time and money through failures and recalls.
Ensure your PPAP submission information is precise, accurate, and correctly reflects the abilities of your production process or operation. At Cross Precision Measurement, we know how important it is to keep production going. Work with our experts to ensure a smooth approval process for your PPAP submission.
PPAP Submissions for Manufacturers and More
The precision measurement group at Cross can help your submission process. PPAP completion is time consuming, and requires appropriately trained staff and equipment. We are accredited and experienced in supplying the necessary dimensional verification for the PPAP packet. Our laboratories are equipped with the latest technology for metrological inspection including:
- CMMs and portable CMMs
- Video measurement systems
- Video inspection systems
- Optical Comparators
- Contour measurement equipment
Our staff provide inspections that are highly accurate, very thorough and as efficient as possible, so you get your information back in a timely manner. Let our team help you complete your next PPAP. For more information about our PPAP submission services or to receive a quote, fill out our contact form to discuss your project with a local Cross team member today!
Benefits of Professional PPAP Submission
PPAP is important for customers as well as suppliers. Customers (specifically, parts manufacturers or OEMs) are able to verify the production process for parts suppliers and ensure they’re able to meet production demands. Without this, manufacturers may not be able to provide the proof necessary to close the deal. The reverse is also true, with PPAPs being important for suppliers in understanding the needs of the customer.
An expertly done PPAP also allows both manufacturers and suppliers to have clearly defined expectations and documented proof of the agreement. A PPAP enforces standards but also provides trust and transparency for manufacturer relationships.
That’s why it’s so important to work with a professional offering PPAP submission services. At Cross, we can work directly with you to create the ideal PPAP to accurately reflect your process and production capabilities.
Always Know Your Equipment Status
When you’re working with a complex process, it’s important to have a means of keeping track of equipment calibration, location, and maintenance schedule. Knowing these things can help you ensure ongoing production success and avoid unnecessary downtime.
At Cross, we also understand the importance of reporting and tracking in industrial processes. That’s why we offer GageSuite, our award-winning, cloud-based comprehensive reporting system for all your calibration, equipment tracking, and certification needs.
GageSuite gives our customers complete, 24/7/365 access to equipment histories, calibration status, and location information in real-time. With this system, our customers are able to miss less calibrations, be ready for any upcoming audits, and reduce equipment loss.
See why customers love GageSuite, our award winning cloud based calibration management system.
The Right Company for Your PPAP Submission
When it comes to finding the right PPAP submission company near you, there are many factors to take into account. It’s important to assess industrial experience, technical expertise, level of customer focus, and even customer satisfaction. Luckily, if those are things you’re looking for, you don’t have to look very far.
At Cross Precision Measurement, we’ve provided reliable, high-quality PPAP submission services to a wide range of industrial manufacturers. And every time, our top priority is you. Your operation, your production process, and your success are all our top focus. To put it simply, when you succeed, we succeed.
If you need PPAP submission assistance, Cross can help. Contact one of our experts today to get started or to learn more about our process.
Why Cross Precision Measurement?
At Cross Precision Measurement, we’ve worked with a variety of businesses across dozens of industries in the commercial and industrial manufacturing world. And we’ve provided them with dependable inspection, calibration, instrumentation, and testing services whenever they’ve needed them.
Our goal is always to provide the best value to our customers. Which means offering the right service or product for their process.
We aim to provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed. Whether that’s in the form of onsite inspection, process improvement, metrological equipment, or laboratory testing, we can help.
If you need inspection services you can rely on, contact Cross today.
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J.A. King is Now Cross Precision Measurement!
Same team, same expertise. Since 1939, the precision measurement professionals at J.A. King have been your trusted measurement partner; providing accuracy, reliability, and efficiency to let you focus on what you do best. That same team is now the Precision Measurement Group at Cross. Learn more about our history.