Documentation for serial manufacturing

Any engineering work intended for serial production is to be documented in sufficient detail. This is especially important if the production is outsourced to another party.

Comprehensive technical documentation is necessary for example for cost evaluations, technical and commercial negotiations, quality control, design of manufacturing and logistics processes, service and spare part operation.

Examples of technical specifications:

  • Requirement specification (legal etc.)
  • Geometric specification (CAD model)
  • Dimensional specifications
  • Material specifications
  • Test specifications
  • Surface treatment
  • Surface quality
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Bill of Material (parts list)