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Quality Note JY is a Clear Align imposed Quality specification. When imposed, it is the responsibility of Clear Align’s supplier to ensure the requirements are flowed to sub-tier suppliers and/or processors. The supplier shall provide evidence of compliance to this requirement when requested by Clear Align.
The purpose of this note is to ensure Clear Align processors who perform the plating, surface finishes or conditioning meet minimum Clear Align Quality standards, have processes in place, and are capable of producing hardware compliant with the applicable technical drawing package.
The following Plating, Surface Finish and Conditioning specification types shall be in compliance to this Quality
Note when required by the Clear Align Data Package and/or Statement of Work.
Military (MIL) Specifications: Example MIL-C-5541, MIL-C-26074, etc.
Federal Specifications: Example QQ-N-290, QQ-P-416, etc.
American Society For Testing and Material (ASTM) Specifications: Example ASTM B 700, ASTM B488, etc.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Specifications: Example SAE AMS-QQ-P-35A, SAE AMS 2404, etc
Clear Align Specifications: Example MIS-41177, H314543, etc.
Quality Note Requirements
Hardware provided in this Purchase Order shall comply with the requirements of this Quality Note when plating, surface finish or conditioning specifications are required by the Clear Align Technical Data Package and/or Statement of Work. This applies to the lowest level of sub-assembly and part numbers.
The processor performing plating, surface finish or conditioning shall comply with one of the following three conditions unless otherwise approved by Clear Align.
– Processor shall be an approved NADCAP Processors for all of the applicable platings (including underplatings), surface finish or conditioning process (es). The list of NADCAP approved suppliers can be found at www.eauditnet.com by creating an account. Upon access, refer to Buyer’s Guide in the Public Documents.
Condition II – Processor shall be a Clear Align Approved Processor when a Clear Align controlled process is required. A Clear Align controlled process is considered not controlled by NADCAP at this time or a NADCAP controlled process that has limited quantity of approved processors. The list of Clear Align approved processors for Condition II is located on the Clear Align Quality Notes website (http://qnotes.Clear Align.com) adjacent to the applicable quality note. Approval is by specific Clear Align controlled plating (including underplatings), surface finishing or conditioning process
Condition III – Processor shall be an approved Clear Align Manufacturer. This condition applies when a manufacturer has in-house plating capability. The list of approved manufacturers for Condition III is attached as a spread sheet titled approved Clear Align Plating Suppliers Approval is by specific plating (including under platings), surface finishing or conditioning process.
Authorization as a Clear Align Approved Processor or Manufacturer meeting Condition II or III is valid for a period not to exceed 3 years.
The supplier retains responsibility for monitoring performance and compliance of Processors. Supplier shall communicate to Clear Align Material Acquisition and Clear Align Quality all concerns in the performance of these processors.
Audits may be scheduled at anytime by Clear Align, its Customers or The US government when quality issues are reported, there are major changes to an existing processing specification, or as deemed necessary by Clear Align.
Pure Tin (Sn) finishes shall meet the requirements of WF Standard Quality Note.
The following items are exempt from compliance with the requirements of this Quality Note. These exemptions do not relieve the supplier from assuring that plating processors meet the applicable plating specifications.
Piece parts, components and/ or assemblies that are manufactured in accordance with (or manufactured to meet the requirements of) a Military, Federal or Commercial Specification Part Number: Examples JANTX, M39014, MS15795, NAS, RNR, MIL-PRF-39012, etc.
Aftermarket or Obsolete Part Numbers
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