The North American automotive association AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is publisher of the CQI standards (Continuous Quality Improvement). CQI-17 is a self-assessment regarding the soldering processes and must be carried out at least once a year.
This standard is an appendix to ISO TS 16949(IATF 16949) under „customer-specific requirements“ and is valid for all automotive suppliers globally that have entered into a contractual agreement regarding purchasing, supply and quality throughout the supply chain.
As a long standing member of the AIAG, TopQM-Systems already specialized early on in the introduction, development and qualification of employees, as well as auditor training according to the rules of the AIAG for CQI-17 soldering processes in the European and global automotive supplier markets.
Basic data of the welding organization
Audited areas according to the respective CQI-17 process table
Contact data (auditor, company, participants)
Results of the CQI audit
Paragraph 1 Management responsibility and quality planning
Paragraph 2 Responsibility for material flow and material handling
Facilities / Equipment / Accessories
Header and basic data concerning the audited product
Questions concerning the process flow
Customer-specific requirements concerning the product
Responsibilities and authorities
Soldering paste printing
Soldering joint inspection
Placing surface mounted part
Solder fusion coating
Glue dispensing process
Flux application for wave soldering
Pre-heating for soft-soldering process
Fountain soldering process
Automated iron soldering
Manual iron soldering
Laser and soft beam soldering
Conformal Coat and Test
PCB in-circuit testing (ICT)
Rework of soldering processes
TopQM-Systems already conducts AIAG CQI process audits for well-known automotive companies as well as in-house training througout the supply chain. Make use of our special know-how and contact us for your consultation interview or for an individual, detailed service offer at no charge and without obligation.
Examples of TopQM-Systems projects and references for CQI audits and CQI auditor training (extract):
We shall gladly provide you with a contact person and contact data for the above-mentioned project and reference examples upon request.