What is it: Appearance Approval Test Report, is used to document the key apperance characteristics of a production part at a normal production run of rate.
Why use it: Once a production line has been established or new changes have been made to the line it is often necessary to test the apperance characteristics of the part for fitment of use and is within apperance specifications.
Where to use it: The assessment of the appearances characteristics is usually completed in a certified laboratory under control conditions of a fully completed part.
When to use it: For introduction of new parts, changes in the production line, improvements or tool changes.
How to use it: Complete assessment of appearance characteristics per the engineering drawings and note a material results template.