First Article Inspection (FAI)
Manufacture with confidence with our FAI services
Every manufacturing process is subject to quality control. First Article Inspection (FAI) is an important part of the manufacturing process especially when the production of critical parts and components is outsourced. With a focus on product quality, many buyers require parts to adhere to strict specifications and tolerances to ensure consistency in their products.
When a company subcontracts its manufacturing process, the subcontractor is supplied with the specific drawings and specifications that the manufactured parts must meet. To ensure that the first article – the very first item to be completed – meets these specifications, it is subjected to an extremely thorough and rigorous inspection. Every single dimension and specification of this first article is checked against the drawings to ensure that the part has been manufactured exactly as required.
The First Article Inspection establishes the baseline for all subsequent testing measures. Because of the thoroughness of the FAI, subsequent random inspections of manufactured parts can be relied upon to successfully gauge the quality of the parts being manufactured.
A first article inspection takes place before you begin serial production to ensure that products meet all requirements. Therefore, a first article inspection will identify manufacturing process flaws, ensure that manufacturers are able to produce items that are compliant with specifications, improve the quality of manufactured items, and reduce manufacturing delays and the overall cost of the item.
Choose First Article Inspection from AQSS because we can help you:
- Improve the quality of manufactured parts and products
- Ensure compliance with specifications and design data
- Establish a reference point for future testing
- Reduce delays in production and wasted materials
- Avoid risks during production and failures due to the immaturity of processes
- Identify manufacturing process flaws
- Verify the capabilities of a new supplier
Whether you need to inspect incoming parts and components from a supplier or need to verify parts from your own production process, AQSS offers quality inspection services to verify parts are within specifications and specified tolerances.
We offer you unrivaled experience and expertise in providing First Article Inspection for a host of industries. With our global reach, we can provide first article inspectors in all major industrial cities of the world. AQSS has a team of qualified inspectors with years of experience in a vast array of industries capable to meet your most stringent requirements.
Contact us today to schedule your next first article inspection with us.
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