3D scanning is a fast, flexible, and highly accurate way to gather data which can be analyzed to provide feedback on the accuracy of your manufacturing process. IIA has extensive experience in the dimensional inspection of a wide variety of precision components. This expertise, coupled with 24-hour operations, allows for a rapid response to all of your inspection needs.

With tremendous capacity, our multiple lab locations can run many inspection projects in parallel. Each project is managed by a highly skilled professional who will communicate directly with you and answer any questions.

Dimensional Inspection (also known as: metrology services, validation, verification, product evaluation, contract inspection, and layout inspection) is performed to compare the actual condition of a manufactured part or component to the nominal condition as defined by engineering drawings and blueprints, metal or film templates (decreasingly), digital files and 3D CAD models (increasingly), or even a master tool or part.

As there are many ways to establish product definition or to define design, there are even more ways to measure and inspect the actual product manufactured. Being fully cognizant of this, IIA has amassed and developed an impressive array of state-of-the-art measuring instruments, equipment and technology. These technologies, coupled with our staff of highly skilled, trained, and experienced professionals, sustain a consistently high-quality yet cost-effective service unmatched in the industry. The end result for you is impartial, unbiased, and comprehensive dimensional measurement information you can depend on.

Our expansive environmentally controlled laboratories are amply equipped to handle virtually any inspection need, big or small, with accuracies and measurement resolutions down to mere nanometers. Timely, easy-to-understand results can be provided in a variety of reporting formats including customer-specific formats. Also see our Additional Inspection Specialties page for even more dimensional inspection services offered by IIA.

Lab Equipment & Capabilities

Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM):

  • Hexagon CMMs with Analog Scanning (PC-DMIS)
  • Zeiss CMMS with Analog Scanning (Calypso)
  • OGP Vision CMMs (Zone3 and Measuremind)
  • Hexagon Optiv Performance with Chromatic White Light Interferometry Scanning
  • Hexagon Optiv Classic (PC-DMIS)
  • FARO Portable CMMs with Laser Scanners

Scanning Capabilities:

  • Hexagon HP-L 10.10 Blue Light Laser Scanner
  • GOM Blue Light Laser Scanner
  • LDI Surveyor 3D Laser Scanners
  • Cyberscan Confocal Micro-Scanners
  • Chromatic White Light Interferometry Scanning
  • Analog CMM Scanning

Support Capabilities:

  • Optical Comparators and other standard dimensional inspection equipment
  • Robust Inventory Control System
  • 2,000 lb Hoist Capacity
  • Class 10,000 Clean Room Inspection
  • Polishing Wheel
  • Cutoff Machine
  • Horizontal Bandsaw
  • Parts Cleaning Station
  • Wire EDM Resources

Surface Finish Evaluations:

  • Zeiss Surfcom Profilometers
  • CyberScan Laser Micro-Scanner (non-contact surface finish)

A First Article Inspection (FAI) is a formal inspection which provides feedback, and preferably validation, at the beginning of a manufacturing process, ensuring that the setup is ready for production.

We perform and report First Article Inspections and capability studies according to your specifications. At IIA, our FAI reports utilize the dimensional properties of a production part in comparison to design specifications. We can perform FAI’s on a wide variety of items, and inspections may include distances between edges, positions of holes, diameters and shapes of holes, weight, density, stiffness, color or surface finish.

When Should You Have A First Article Inspection?

First Production Run

Design Change

Materials or Source Change

2+ Years Since Last Run

Change in Process, Tool, Location

Why IIA?

IIA has decades of experience in the industrial testing arena, and we are among the largest and most trusted providers of laboratory services in North America. From the face of a penny to the contours of a fighter jet, we can scan virtually any object. Partner with IIA and gain confidence in your manufactured products and processes.

Put Our New Technology to the Test

We understand that time is money. Our new, state-of-the-art Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Laser Scanner will allow us to deliver EVEN FASTER RESULTS.

By combining traditional CMM capabilities and laser scanning into a single platform, our customers will get the best of both worlds. With our new equipment, we can capture far more data in a surprisingly short amount of time — without sacrificing accuracy.

Ready to put our team and technology to work for you? Contact us today to take advantage of our new CMM machine or other dimensional inspection services.


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Qualifications, Accreditations, and Certifications

All inspectors are certified to one or more of the following:

  • CQI (Certified Quality Inspector)
  • CMI (Certified Mechanical Inspector)
  • CQT (Certified Quality Technician)
  • CQE (Certified Quality Engineer)
  • CQM (Certified Quality Manager)
  • CQA (Certified Quality Auditor)
  • A2LA Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025: 2005
  • ASQ Certifications
  • ITAR, JCP and SAM Registered
  • DCS Certified
  • NADCA Participation
  • Federal Firearms License
  • A2LA Testing Cert: 1172.01
  • Duns Number: 19-993-4829
  • NAICS: 541380 (Mech. Testing Lab or Services)
  • Cage Code: 0GB04
  • SIC Code: 8734
  • AS9100 Compliant
  • AS9102 Compliant
  • AS9110 Compliant
  • AS9120 Compliant