Refer to IMDS Recommendation 001 §3.1
The structure of an MDS must follow the IMDS Recommendation 001.
The structure tree of the MDS should represent the actual component or assembly.
It is preferable that materials not be attached to materials as this complicates reporting in our in- house system.
The top element of an MDS shall always be a component. The material and semi-component MDS shall be avoided.
Component/Sub component requirements
Refer to IMDS Recommendation 001 §3.2
188.8.131.52 Component specific guidelines
Sample reports are allowed (or even recommended) for parts at stage A,B,C. Sample reports are forbidden for parts at stage P
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