PROVIDED BY CUSTOMER, SKIP TO STEP 3
for new die sale, engineering change or QC need
and other info deemed appropriate
Machinist what is needed and issue a Job Order; when pulling off prints
from the viewer for Job Order purposes, Stamp print(s) per TOP-PRINT.
other info to Machinist describing desired gage; Job Order initiated;
schedule agreed to with Forging Engineer
Print, Sketch or other info
gage returned to Calibrations Clerk
||Every 6 months
gage; gage status record
Note: "gage" might also be a customer supplied tool or piece
inspect gage to insure that it properly checks intended dimension(s)
and tolerances; record on Gage Wear Report; if reference gage** check
for wear (for new one, determine wear tolerances); if thread gage,
visually inspect for damage or wear and, as deemed appropriate, verify
thread pitch diameter (if outside calibration source is needed for this
measurement see TOP-CALIB);
mark rejected gage with REJECT tag; if gage being returned
after use in inspection is found to be out of tolerance, report per
red tagged and validity of any inspections made with bad gages brought
into question via TOP-RECHK for
new or disapproved gages, dimensional report to Forging Engineer;
if gage approved, go to step 6
||IF GAGE IS
DISAPPROVED BY Calibrations Clerk
degree of changes needed to gage.
||Go back to
step 1, or determine course of action with customer if
over to Calibrations Clerk for Gage Control System.
gage ready for storage
machining print; gage
Trinity Forge gages (with laser etch/telesis to include die
number) and attach Gage Label; enter gage into Gage Control
System; includes customer gage (if gage not already identified from
customer, request authorization from customer to mark gage with laser
etch/telesis to identify with customer name and our die number, gage
identified as such); apply any safeguard which is deemed appropriate to
safeguard the gage from adjustments which would invalidate the
calibration; attach Gage Label to gage; if reference gage**
record wear dimension(s) in Gage Wear Record.
in controlled storage marked with die number; customer gage
identified and processed in system; recorded wear dimensions in Gage
Wear Record; gage safeguarded if appropriate; Gage Label on gage; any
obsolete check-out note removed from gage storage area
encountering Gage Label on revised drawing
forging or machining drawing
Calibrations Clerk that drawing has been changed.
||GO BACK TO
to check out gage (typically to use for production job)
of job to be gaged (typically from Shop Schedule in Forge Division,
Operation Order in Machining Division) listed on Checkout Sheet
||Write information on Measuring Instrument Verification Log.
||Information logged on Measuring Instrument Verification Log
Division: whenever gages are checked out to QC or Production Departments
gages checked out for QC or Production stored in QC Inspection area
when not in use, until ready to return to Calibrations Clerk.
accounted for while checked out
Calibrations Clerk's review of Measuring Instrument Verification Log.
||Measuring Instrument Verification Log
Supervisor to have a designated team member return gage(s).
request to check out gage
Control System; gage
person checking out gage fills out Measuring Instrument Verification Log.
Control system updated to show gage checked out*; gage in care of
person checking it out; note in gage storage area showing who has the
every 2 weeks
status of each gage checked out with person who checked it out.
lost or forgotten
through with gage
to Calibrations Clerk; GO BACK TO STEP 3.
in Calibrations Clerk's hands
* "Forging Engineer" refers to the member of the
Engineering Department assigned the die in question. If there is any
question as to which Forging Engineer is assigned a particular die, the Engineering Manager decides.
** A "reference gage" is an uncalibrated
device, typically a mating piece provided by the customer, which simply
provides a cross-check on the functionality of the part. Although
reference gages are not controlled by print dimensions, they are
tracked in the gage control system to detect wear.