First Article Inspection: Regulatory Bodies

Introduction Before an Inspection Body (a laboratory or other facility) can perform First Article Inspections, or indeed any type of inspection, for clients, it must be inspected itself and awarded an accreditation. In the United States, the inspection labs that test the capabilities of manufacturers are accredited by the American...

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First Article Inspection: A Brief Overview

What is a First Article? There are two types of “first articles.” 1. When a product of any kind is in the development stages – regardless of whether it is being designed for civilian or government (military or aerospace) use – it goes through several design iterations. When the design...

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