A First Article Inspection (FAI) is an official authentication method for a manufacturing process. At IIA, our FAI reports utilize the dimensional properties of a production part in comparison to design specifications. Items that can have FAI’s on them are varied 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

A Higher Degree of Quality

To ensure the highest level of safety and quality, IIA provides AS9100, AS9102, AS9110, AS9120 compliant services.

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