The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), Detroit, Mich., developed a guideline to help companies lower recalls and warranty costs by ensuring the quality and reliability of automotive parts undergoing heat treatment. Designed by AIAG's Heat Treat Work Group composed of OEMs, part suppliers and heat-treat service suppliers, the guideline provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The 71-p book outlines the key elements of a heat-treat assessment, including heat-treat assessment procedure, requirements for each of the four heat-treat processes [ferrous, ferrous (gas), aluminum and induction (ferrous)], and heat-treat part job

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