First Article Inspection (FAI) and PPAP Inspection

Welcome to Borematic’s First Article and PPAP Inspection Services!

At Borematic, we understand the importance of thorough first article and PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) inspections in ensuring the quality and reliability of your products before mass production. With our expertise and meticulous attention to detail, we verify that your products meet the necessary requirements and specifications, providing you with confidence in your manufacturing processes.

What is First Article and PPAP Inspection?

First Article Inspection (FAI) and PPAP Inspection are critical steps in the product development and manufacturing processes. These inspections involve verifying that the initial production run of a new or modified part meets all specified requirements, including design specifications, engineering changes, and customer expectations. By conducting FAI and PPAP inspections, we ensure that your products are ready for mass production and meet the highest standards of quality and compliance.

Understanding First Article Inspection (FAI) and PPAP Levels:

  • FAI Levels: FAI can be performed at different levels, including Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Level 1 involves a full inspection of all characteristics, Level 2 involves a partial inspection based on risk assessment, and Level 3 involves verification of only critical characteristics.
  • PPAP Levels: PPAP submissions can also be categorized into different levels, ranging from Level 1 to Level 5. Each level corresponds to the depth of documentation and validation required, with Level 1 being the most basic and Level 5 being the most comprehensive.

Necessary PPAP Documents:

  • Level 1: For Level 1 PPAP, the necessary documents may include a part submission warrant (PSW), dimensional results, material certifications, and any applicable customer-specific requirements.
  • Level 2: In addition to Level 1 documents, Level 2 PPAP may require control plans, process flow diagrams, and initial process capability studies.
  • Level 3: Level 3 PPAP may necessitate additional documents such as FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and Measurement System Analysis (MSA) studies.
  • Level 4: Level 4 PPAP typically includes statistical process control (SPC) data and product performance test results.
  • Level 5: For Level 5 PPAP, all of the above documents are required, along with production validation testing and any other specific requirements from the customer or industry standards.

Trust Borematic for Thorough Inspections:

Borematic offers comprehensive first article and PPAP inspection services to help you achieve success in your manufacturing endeavors. Our experienced inspectors utilize advanced techniques and methodologies to thoroughly assess every aspect of your products, ensuring compliance with industry standards and customer requirements.

Services Offered:

  • First Article Inspection (FAI): We conduct detailed FAI inspections to verify that the initial production run of your components meets all specified requirements and regulations. Our inspectors meticulously review design documents, engineering changes, and production processes to ensure accuracy and compliance before mass production.
  • PPAP Inspection: Borematic offers PPAP inspection services to help you obtain approval for new or modified parts before full-scale production. We verify that all required documentation, including dimensional measurements, material certifications, and quality control plans, is complete and accurate, ensuring that your products meet customer requirements and industry standards.
  • Verification as per FAI and PPAP Report: Borematic checks the products and parts as per the PPAP and FAI report for correctness, ensuring that all requirements are met and documented accurately.
  • Detailed Reporting: Our inspection reports provide clear documentation of inspection results, including identified issues, deviations, and recommendations for corrective actions. With our detailed reporting, you can make informed decisions and address any concerns before proceeding with mass production.

Trust Borematic for thorough first article and PPAP inspections to verify that your products meet the necessary requirements before mass production. Contact us today to learn more about how our inspection services can support your manufacturing processes and ensure the quality and reliability of your products.