First Article Inspection

With our First Article Inspection services, we 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, giving your team a comprehensive analysis to help ensure quality and avoid making critical mistakes in your process.

Why should you consider a FAI on your parts?

  • Improve the quality of manufactured parts and products
  • Reduce delays in production & wasted materials
  • Recognize cost-reduction areas in production
  • Identify manufacturing process flaws
  • Verify the capabilities of a new supplier
  • Ensure compliance with specifications
  • Establish a reference point for future testing

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 mass manufacturing.

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 metrologists are proficient with finding the best solutions to fit your project needs. 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.

We’ve inspected:

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


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