First Article Inspection

Made to Measure is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by Perry Johnson Laboratories.

Whether you call it prototype inspection, Full Dimensional Layout, Initial Sample Inspection Report (ISIR), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), or First Article Inspection (FAI), the information gathered is essential for all companies, big and small, involved in manufacturing.

With our First Article Inspection services, we are able to analyze your sample parts before they are sent off to manufacturing, checking for the most minute defects in production. A First Article Inspection will give you a complete review of all the part characteristics, providing your team a comprehensive analysis to help ensure quality and avoid making critical mistakes early in your process. Made to Measure is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory.

At Made to Measure, we’ve been performing dimensional inspection for over 35 years & our team of Metrologists have over 150 years of combined experience. We are a ISO 17025 certified laboratory, accredited by PJLA. We work one-on-one with all our customers to determine the best methods of measuring for each part that comes through our inspection lab. Our facility has 15 high accuracy CMM’s with a capacity of up to 200” x 110” x 75”, 3D Laser Scanning & CT Scanning capabilities, Video optics measuring systems (VMM) and more.

Why should you consider an FAI on your parts?

  • Establish a reference point for future testing
  • Improve the quality of manufactured parts and products
  • Recognize cost-reduction areas in production
  • Identify manufacturing process flaws
  • Enhance your quality process flow
  • Verify the capabilities of a new supplier
  • Ensure compliance with specifications critical to performance
  • Reduce delays in production & wasted materials
  • Assess & validate adequate tooling
  • Confirm positions of holes, shape of holes
  • Manage and correct product defects

What happens if you find a problem with my part(s)?:

We are dedicated to helping our customers in every industry improve their manufacturing through metrology. Our AUKOM-certified Metrologists are proficient with finding the best solutions to fit your project needs. We work closely with our customers, to ensure projects progress and evolve as needed. By way of measurement, we can save you tens of thousands of dollars by catching errors before large-scale production takes place. We’ll spot anything outside of your specifications, helping you create a dimensionally-flawless product that can pass any PPAP/ISIR, no matter how difficult.

Call Us Today! 847-851-1160

“Working with [Made to Measure] is like having another quality lab to rely on. We appreciate the quick turn-around and your attention to details!”

Director of Quality Control, plastic injection molding supplier [Medical]

Made to Measure has inspected:

  • Medical Devices
  • Martini Glasses
  • Engine Blocks
  • Car floor mats
  • Medical Components
  • Writing Pens
  • Snap-on tools
  • Trash Cans
  • Gun Barrels
  • Aircraft Wheels
  • Bullets


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  • Plastic Injection Parts
  • Fry Baskets
  • Colored Pencils
  • Dental Instruments
  • Automotive Consoles
  • Aerospace Hydraulic Pumps
  • Castings
  • Knee Cap Replacements
  • Bone Saws
  • Chapstick
  • High-Precision Defense Parts

Request a FAI Quote today!

Fill out the form below for a free no-obligation quote on your next inspection project. We’re here to help!