ASTM F2688 - 08(2014)

    Standard Guide for System-Based, Customer-Centered Quality Plan for Manufacturers

    Active Standard ASTM F2688 | Developed by Subcommittee: F16.93

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.08


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 A need exists for a Quality Systems Guide that may be deployed by small to larger manufacturers that give direction on development of process-based systems that drive quality and continuous improvement. This guide does not require third party regulation, thus making it attractive to those manufacturers who are not required to have such certification.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide establishes recommended system-based procedures to assist fastener manufacturers and alteration distributors in the development of process controls which are intended to produce quality products in a cost effective manner. These recommended system-based procedures allow an organization to continually improve operational effectiveness.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ISO Standard

    ISO 16426 Fasteners--Quality Assurance System Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.

    NIST Program

    Malcolm Baldrige Cri (www.nist.gov)

    ASME Standards

    B18.18.1 Inspection and Quality Assurance for General Purpose Fasteners Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Three Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990, http://www.asme.org.

    B18.18.2 Inspection and Quality Assurance for High-Volume Machine Assembly Fasteners

    IFI Standard

    IFI-139 Quality Assurance Requirements for Fastener Testing Laboratories

    ASTM Manual

    Manual 22 Total Quality Management-Guiding Principles for Application

    ASTM Standards

    F1469 Guide for Conducting a Repeatability and Reproducibility Study on Test Equipment for Nondestructive Testing

    F1470 Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection

    F1503 Practice for Machine/Process Capability Study Procedure

    F1789 Terminology for F16 Mechanical Fasteners

    F2282 Specification for Quality Assurance Requirements for Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire, Rods, and Bars for Mechanical Fasteners


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.120.01 (Quality in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 81141500(Quality control)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2688

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