Bill of Materials - 1: Introduction
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WARNING: Machine tools present a safety hazard. Improper operation can result in severe injury. These topics are for non-laboratory study only and are not to be used in conjunction with the operation of any tool or machine described herein. Never use a machine tool without the supervision of a qualified instructor.
The Bill of Material is used to list what materials or other parts are needed to produce the part shown in the blueprint. By associating each individual part to a balloon and arrow on the blueprint it is possible to identify each part with a name, a description, and a material. It gives those in charge of purchasing a "text-blueprint" they can read to make sure everything is available for the manufacturing process. It also give the manufacturer (machinists) sensible guide for process decisions.

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label: BOM. bill of material, item numbers, key numbers, material specifications, assembly blueprint, subassembly, dash numbers and vehicles