DEVELOPING YOUR SOW & SPEC
Our Experts Take the Headache out of the Process...
One of the most common requests we receive from our customers is help with drafting their Thermal Strap / Thermal Link Specification (Spec) and Statement of Work (SOW). Drafting your program’s strap specification is often challenging, time-consuming, and complicated; but it should not be intimidating. That’s because at TAI, our engineering team is here to help.
Our Production Manager, Program Manager, Quality Engineer, Business Manager, and Director of Business Development are happy to assist. TAI has worked with numerous aerospace primes and their Quality Assurance departments, from Honeywell, to Lockheed Martin, Boeing, L-3, JAXA, Airbus and many others, and we can help you to identify which testing, reporting, inspection and quality requirements may (or may not) be needed, and which can be omitted in order to reduce overall program costs.
When it comes to your spec and SOW, it’s important to understand that there is not a “correct” format. Though we often receive SOW’s and specifications that can be 50-100 pages, it’s just as likely that a spec consisting of a simple drawing with a few notes will suffice. Often times, customers can simply forego the SOW entirely, and add all necessary requirements (thermal conductance, mass, quantities, materials, etc.), all on their specification drawing (this is quite common for CuTS™ inquiries, and is ideal for smaller programs, as it reduces costs and turnaround times).
TAI can assist in the development of your SOW specification, no matter where you are at in the process. Together, our team and your program can work to avoid (and clear up) any incomplete and/or confusing technical requirements and incomplete quality assurance requirements in your SOW and Spec.
For helpful tips when drafting your Thermal Strap Specification and SOW, please visit our Blog:
Thermal Strap Specifications:
- Helpful Hints When Generating Your Thermal Strap Specification: Part I
- Helpful Hints When Generating Your Thermal Strap Specification: Part II
Thermal Strap SOW’s:
- Drafting Your Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap Statement of Work (SOW): Part I
- Drafting Your Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap Statement of Work (SOW): Part II