A First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) follows the requirements specified in SAE Aerospace Standard (AS 9102) documentation. The purpose of the First Article Inspection is to provide objective evidence that all engineering design and specification requirements are properly understood, accounted for, verified, and documented. If completing a FAIR, you must maintain a quality record for customer review of accountability and planning, for performing periodic surveillance and audits to verify conformance, for evaluating root cause and corrective action for any non-conformances, and for problem investigations. Random sampling is based on ANSI/ASQ Z1.4 Level II to an Acceptance Quality Level (AQL) of 2.5%. A customer-specified dimensional print is required for a First Article Inspection.
FAIR will be documented using the AS9102 Inspection Report QA2F05. Xometry QC will bubble the customers drawing and provide a pre-populated QA2F05 form. This inspection form documents the Tool Type, including measurement capability (Ex: .0000-1.00" Diameter Micrometer) used during the inspection. In certain circumstances, XOM may also require the unique Tool ID # for specific customers. On jobs that require this type of inspection, this form will be emailed to the Partner from the Xometry Quality / Inspection Department. Add VQC@xometry.com to your email's whitelist so you never miss this important document.