FAI (First Article Inspection) - How many parts are measured

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TamTom

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Hello,

we just got the question to run a FAI, my boss is on holiday and I'm not familiar with this requirement so here a short question, how many parts are measured for a FAI report?

I'm used to automotive requirements there for a PPAP 200 parts are needed? I did'nt see anything in the FAI documents?

Regards,

TamTom
 
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Cainamogel82

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I am not so sure about the automotive market, but for Aerospace, our first articles are described in the AS9102 requirements. Basically, a first article is not required unless the tooling has changed, processing sources have changed or we have had a two year lapse in production. I am not positive about the Automotive industry, but I would assume that a first article is a 100% dimensional and some sort of listing of all of the manufacturing processes (such as NDT and material certifications) performed on the product. You probably need some sort of definition as to how the results were obtained as well, or at least some sort of traceability in how to reproduce identical production lots.

Hope that helps.
 
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tlonkey

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I have been doing 1st articles for a few years now and I have only been asked to provide an FAI on one piece each time so far.

Attached is a guide that might be of help.

tlonkey
 

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