First Article Inspection
A first article inspection shall be performed on
all quality program production orders. The first article shall be noted
on the Manufacturing Operations Sheet. The first article shall be recorded
on an inspection form, to be maintained by Quality Control. All records
are to be kept on file in the Quality control area.
The first article must be acceptable prior to the
release for production to be run for that operation. This may consist of
one or more characteristics as noted on the Manufacturing Operations Sheet
and includes all operations up to the prior inspection.
Correction of operations to produce an acceptable
first article do not require a formal corrective action.
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