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The following defines Quality Codes as listed on Woven Electronics purchase orders. Any questions regarding Quality Codes should be addressed through the Buyer.

Woven Electronics Purchase Order Quality Clause Definitions

Q1 Quality / Inspection System approved by Woven Electronics – The supplier has been evaluated per section 3.0 and is on the Approved Supplier List.
Q2 Deleted
Q3 Deleted
Q4 Calibration System complying with MIL-STD-45662 or ISO-10012 or equivalent.
Q5 Quality System complying with:
Q5A AS 9100
Q5B ISO9001 or AS9100
  If the Supplier is a distributor, it is their responsibility to assure that the original manufacturer maintains a Quality System complying with the requirement.
Q10 Certificate of Compliance required – The Supplier shall provide a Certificate of Compliance for each shipment that includes the following as a minimum:

  • 1. Identification of:
    • a) Company submitting Certification
    • b) Woven PO Number
    • c) Woven Part Number, Specification and Revision Level
    • d) Customer Part Number, Specification and Revision Level
    • e) Shipped Quantity
    • f) Certification Date
  • 2. Statement that The Items Supplied Comply with All Purchase Order Requirements
  • 3. Signature or Initials and Title of a duly authorized company representative
  • 4. As available, the Manufacture’s CoC with or without traceability to the Supplier’s CoC
  • 5. Other requirements as specified by the Purchase Order
Q11 Special Process Certification – The Supplier and/or sub-tier suppliers shall have a NADCAP Approved procedure for the performance of special processes, i.e. soldering, welding, brazing, plating, anodizing, coating, painting, etc.  Procedures are subject to review and / or approval by Woven Electronics or our Customer.
Q11A Special Process Certification – The Supplier and/or sub-tier suppliers shall have a BOEING Approved procedure for the performance of special processes, i.e. soldering, welding, brazing, plating, anodizing, coating, painting, etc.

Approved Boeing suppliers can be found at:  http://www.boeingsuppliers.com/d14426/index.html.

Q11B Special Process Certification – The Supplier and/or sub-tier suppliers shall have a NADCAP and NORTHROP Approved procedure for the performance of special processes, i.e. soldering, welding, brazing, plating, anodizing, coating, painting, etc. Approved Northrop suppliers can be found at:  https://oasisext.myngc.com/sympreq/aspl/aspl.asp.
Q11C Special Process Certification – The Supplier and/or sub-tier suppliers shall have a NADCAP and LOCKHEED MARTIN Approved procedure for the performance of special processes, i.e. soldering, welding, brazing, plating, anodizing, coating, painting, etc.  Procedures are subject to review and / or approval by Woven Electronics or LOCKHEED MARTIN.   Approved special processors can be found through Exostar / LMC P2P.
Q11D Special Process Certification – The Supplier and/or sub-tier suppliers shall have a NADCAP and RAYTHEON Approved procedure for the performance of special processes, i.e. soldering, welding, brazing, plating, anodizing, coating, painting, etc.  Procedures are subject to review and / or approval by Woven Electronics or RAYTHEON.  Approved special processors can be found through Raytheon.
Q11E Special Process Certification – The Supplier and/or sub-tier suppliers shall have a NADCAP and BELL HELICOPTER Approved procedure for the performance of special processes, i.e. soldering, welding, brazing, plating, anodizing, coating, painting, etc.  Procedures are subject to review and / or approval by Woven Electronics or BELL HELICOPTER.  Approved special processors can be found through Bell Helicopter Sell2Bell site.
Q12 Soldering Requirements – ANSI/J-STD-001 or other specification as indicated.
Q13 Test data required – test data as identified in the specification, drawing, or purchase order must be included with the item.
Q14 Time or Temperature Sensitive Materials – The material and / or container must be identified with the applicable expiration date or shelf life, special storage conditions (i.e. temperature for storage) etc.  All shelf life controlled materials must have a minimum of 60 days or ½ their shelf life (whichever is less) remaining upon receipt.
Q15 Electrostatic Sensitive Devices – Supplier shall assure that devices are manufactured, identified, and packaged to provide protection against electrostatic damage.
Q16 Solder ability to the requirements of MIL-STD-202, method 208.  Supplier shall provide a certificate stating the solder ability requirements have been met and any expiration time period.
Q16A No steam aging
Q16B 1 hr. steam aging
Q16C 4 hr. steam aging
Q16D 8 hr. steam aging
Q16E Special requirement: ________________
Q21 Wire to be spooled and labeled per WEC INC-10006.
Q31 First Article Inspection Report – Supplier shall provide an inspection report of all drawing notes, dimensions, and verification of materials used per the BOM.  The report may be in the Suppliers format but must contain essential elements of AS9102.  Required or new production and if the existing part has been out production more than 2 years.
Q31A Suppliers shall use AS9102 First Article Inspection Report.
Q32 Woven Electronics Source Inspection – WEC QA to be notified 5 days prior to shipment for source inspection instructions.
Q33 Government and / or WEC Customer Source Inspection required – Notify WEC QA 10 day prior to shipment for source inspection instructions.
Q34 Special Quality Provisions noted on Purchase Order.
Q35 UL or CSA Listing / Recognition – items must be identified per UL / CSA requirements.
Q35A UL listing or recognition
Q35B UL and CSA listing or recognition
Q36 UL 94V-O required – material supplied must meet the requirements UL 94V-O.
Q41 Standard Level Packaging
Q42 Special Packaging requirements noted on Purchase Order.
Q43 Mercury Contamination – Supplies furnished under this purchase order shall not contain metallic mercury or mercury compounds and shall be free from mercury contamination.  Mercury contamination of the supplies will be cause for rejection of the material.  The supplier is required to furnish a certificate stating that the supplies furnished under this order contain no metallic mercury or mercury compounds.
Q50 Delegation of Verification – inspection or tests are delegated to the supplier per the attached detail.
Q60 Right of Entry – the Supplier shall allow Woven Electronics representatives, our customer, and regulatory agencies the right of entry to facilities as necessary to determine and verify the quality of contracted work.
Q61 Notification of Transfer of Work – Woven Electronics must be notified when manufacture / assembly of Source Controlled Drawing parts are re-located or other substantial changes to the production line occur.  30 day prior notification is requested.
Q70 RoHS – Items are required to be RoHS compliant.
Q75 Requirements for Soldered / Plated Electrical / Electronic components – Items provided on this purchase order SHALL NOT HAVE PURE TIN finishes.  Additionally, any tin-lead plating or solder process/processing shall result in a finish of not less than 3% lead composition.
Q100 Document Retention required.  Seller shall retain build, test and inspection, first article inspection, sampling records, material chemical or physical records for a period of (see below) years and are subject to review / audit by Woven Electronics and/or our Customer.

Q100A – 3 years           Q100D – 10 years           Q100G – 30 years

Q100B – 5 years           Q100E – 15 years           Q100H – 40 years

Q100C – 7 years           Q100F – 20 years

Q105 Engineering Changes – No changes to the items purchased are allowed without written approval of Woven Electronics.  Contact your Buyer for more information on submission of changes.
Q106 Waiver or Deviation – A written request for deviation or waiver from contracted drawing or specification is required prior to shipment of product to Woven Electronics.  Contact your Buyer for more information on submission of requests.
Q107 Acceptance Test Plan Approval – An ATP identifying the instrumentation, test conditions, test methods, data sheets shall be submitted for approval prior to start of work.
Q108 Tooling / Process Controls – Seller shall notify the Buyer if any of the following have occurred; production tooling out of service for 1 year or more; rework, refurbishment or replacement of any tooling used to produce the item; any change in the manufacturing process that alters the configuration, composition, or physical properties of the item.
Q109 Requirements Flow down – Sellers system shall assure that applicable quality and technical requirements within this purchase order are flowed down to subcontracted supplies and services.
Q110 Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Prevention – The Seller’s program shall utilize effective FOD prevention practices.  NAS412 shall be used as a guideline for development of prevention practices.
Q111 Supplier Qualification – Seller agrees to maintain controls to assure that after successful qualification, neither any design, material, part, process, procedure, tooling, or test equipment shall be changed in any way without written approval of the Buyer.
Q112 Notification of Non-Conformances – The Supplier shall notify Woven Electronics of any non-conformance subsequently identified in materials, products shipped.  Notification shall be within 24 hours of discovery.
Q113 Silver Coated Copper Wire – Corrosion Control – Raytheon # P8658300.

Silver coating material thickness shall be measured and certified in accordance with ASTM B298. Wire and cable materials shall be certified in accordance with specifications which require use of ASTM B298 certified conductor strands.

Q114 Printed Wiring Board – Shall meet solderability of J-STD-003, Class 3, Category #3 after an 8-hour steam age preconditioning, followed by Edge Dip Method (IPC-TM-650, 2.4.12), using no activated flux Type ROLO; solderability conformance shall include BGA pads on boards when applicable.
Q115 Rigid PC Boards – Shall be certified to conform and comply with IPC-6012C-2010, Class 3 for manufacturing, inspection, test and acceptance.  The purchased lot shall be inspected to IPC-6012C-201, Class 3, AQL 4.0; sampling plan.
Q116 Boeing Clauses listed below can be found at: http://www.boeingsuppliers.com/idscommon/clauses/clause_index.htm
  Q116A – Boeing clause Q011S           Q116B – Boeing clause Q011P

Q116C – Boeing clause Q020             Q116D – Boeing clause Q029

Q116E – Boeing clause Q073             Q116F – Boeing clause Q132

Q116G – Boeing clause Q224P           Q116H – Boeing clause Q224S

Q116J – Boeing clause Q831              Q116K – Boeing clause GP7

Q116L – Boeing clause D607              Q116M – Boeing clause H101

Q116N – Boeing clause H900             Q116P – Boeing clause H927

Q116R – Boeing clause GP1

Q117 Raw Material & Certified Material Test Report (CMTR) Submittal – Supplier shall:
 
  1. 1. Provide two raw material specimens from the mill heat or lot of raw material used to manufacture the items supplied and of sufficient size to create two material test coupons in accordance with ASTM-E8.
  2. 2. Tag or mark each specimen with the mill heat or lot number traceable to the original mill CMTR.
  3. 3. Include a copy of the original mill CMTR.
  4. 4. Package the specimens and CMTR in an envelope or separate package marked for QA Receiving Inspection.
 

The following examples demonstrate typical Quality Clause Code use.

Note:  Customer requirements shall take precedence.

 

Commercial

Q1      Standard WE approved Quality System

Q10     Certificate of Compliance

Q41     Standard Packaging

Q60    Right of Entry

Q61    Notification of Transfer of Work

Q112   Notification of Non-Conformance

 

Military

Q5A, B, C, D     Quality System to ISO/QS-9000 series, AS9100, or equivalent

Q10                  Certificate of Compliance

Q41                  Standard Packaging

Q60                  Right of Entry

Q61                  Notification of Transfer of Work

Q106                Waiver or Deviation

Q109                Requirements Flow down

Q110                FOD Prevention

Q112                Notification of Non-Conformance

 

Plus:

Chemicals, potting materials, epoxies, etc.

Q14     Expiration date identification

 

Wire

Q16     Solder ability

Q21     Wire spooling, Identification

 

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