Every now and then I run across someone using the term Fit,Form and Function, which to me is established in the engineering stage and verified in the inspection stage. The issue I have is when they attempt to extend that terminology to inspection for material discontinuities. To my way of thinking, you have an acceptance criteria established either by the specification or by the customer, therefore, the only people who can make a qualified decision on whether a discontinuity will affect fit, form and function is the customers engineering staff. Before I get into a heated debate over this, I would like some thoughts from those outside of the situation. Thanks for any input you choose to make.
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