First Article Inspection (FAI)

The First Article Inspection (FAI) attests that all engineering, design and specification requirements are rightly understood, accounted for, verified, and recorded.

The FAI inspection takes place at factory floor right after the manufacturer starts producing the first mass production samples. A complete, independent, and documented physical and functional inspection process is conducted.

What do we check during a First Article Inspection (FAI)?

A specialized quality inspector will check the status and quantity of the raw materials (not the quality, due to sheer number of raw materials) and components used in the production.

During a First Article Inspection in China and Asia, we scrutinize the first production samples according to your approved samples or specifications, cooperation of the factory, double check the understanding of your demands by the factory, production schedule and production processes control and in-house quality control checks.

Highlights of First Article Inspection Service

  • Detect production discrepancies early in order to avoid unnecessary costs and delays.
  • Implement the necessary corrective actions as soon as possible.
  • Avoid misunderstandings, usage of wrong materials, wrong colors, etc.