Xometry’s standard for Foreign Object Debris(s) applies to product cleanliness for any fabricated product. The examples included below showcase parts that meet this standard and others that do not meet this standard.
Xometry’s Standard for Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
- Surfaces should be clear of metal chips, foreign objects, and other debris.
- Parts should be free of cutting fluids and any other foreign object debris.
Any cutting fluid, metal chips, or any other Foreign Object Debris (FOD) present on any part surfaces the following products should be carefully cleaned and removed from the part before shipping to the customer. Take care when cleaning the part to avoid any scrapes or gouge marks from FOD scratches. Contact Xometry’s Case Management team with any concerns by selecting “report an issue” in the portal for the job in question.
Meets Xometry's Quality Standard
The example above meets Xometry’s Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Standard. All part surfaces are clear of metal chips, foreign objects, cutting fluids, and any other foreign object debris.
Does Not Meet Xometry's Quality Standard
The example above does not meet Xometry’s Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Standard. Metal chips and cutting fluid is visible on part surfaces and were not removed prior to shipment.