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Are First Article Inspections Available?

Are First Article Inspections Available?

First Article Inspection (FAI) is an inspection performed on a part prior to beginning full production. Vip will create several pre-production pieces of a customer’s part and perform an in-depth evaluation to verify that all engineering, design and specification requirements are correctly understood, accounted for, verified and recorded. The inspection will also confirm that, as […]

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Is material testing available?

Yes, we do offer material testing for customers – typical, standard and lot testing. Typical testing is available at no charge, standard testing is $150 and the price of full lot testing depends on each individual part. […]

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Can Vip perform and AS9102 First Article Inspection?

Yes, we can perform an AS9102 FAI. The cost for this detailed test depends upon the complexity and dimensions of the part, as well as the number of parts required for the AS9102 FAI report. Talk to your customer service rep for more information. Please request testing at the time of quoting and/or ordering. […]

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Can Vip supply a PPAP report?

Yes, a production part approval process (PPAP) is available to customers if required. This is not part of the standard reporting procedure due to it’s complex nature. A PPAP (level 1-3) will range in cost, and time required to complete the test, depending on which level test is needed. Talk to your customer service rep […]

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