First Article Inspection Report (FAIR)
Streamline, automate and mistake proof the first article inspection process.
Ideagen’s First Article Inspection software is used by more than 2500 users to improve productivity, efficiency and reliability of their quality inspection work. Required by AS9102 in the Aerospace industry and customer requirements in other manufacturing industries, first article inspection reports (FAIRs) validate that a product has been manufactured to the correct specification.
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Midland Aerospace Reduce Errors with Q-Pulse FAIR
"We realised the benefits of the system within the first week. It was a great investment. Our Inspectors were spending 8 hours plus, on average, on a full FAIR for the customer. With Q-Pulse FAIR we’ve been able to reduce that down to one hour in some cases."Read The Case Study
UTC Aerospace Reduce FAI Template Creation Time By 75%
"We measured one person using the software for a 28 week period working 40 hours per week. During that time the inspector produced 554 FAI templates Form 1,2 & 3 and ballooned the drawings ready for inspection use. Prior to the software this would have taken 8 hours per set of templates on average, this has now been reduced by 75% and takes 2 hours on average."
Ideagen’s first article inspection software works by linking design requirements via an electronically ballooned drawing to AS9102B and or other customised forms. These requirements can be captured or data mined using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which speeds up the process dramatically and can read engineering symbols such as Ø and GD&T direct from the drawing.
The software also takes advantage of data created on your other business systems. For example, Bill of Material information can be imported from your ERP system to ensure child parts within the assembly structure are identified.