Prototype Manufacturing System

Manufacturing Readiness Level 7 (MRL 7) requires to answer all questions below with “YES”:

Prototype system built on soft tooling, initial sigma levels established?
Ready for low rate initial production (LRIP)?
Design changes decrease significantly?
Process tooling and inspection and test equipment demonstrated in production environment?
Manufacturing processes generally well understood?
Machines and tooling proven?
Materials initially demonstrated in production and manufacturing process and procedures initially demonstrated?
Design to cost goals validated?

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