The AS9102 first article inspection procedure requires more time to perform than first piece inspection.
Suppliers in the aerospace industry are sometimes required to perform a procedure for first article inspection according to AS9102. The requirements are often flowed down by prime contractors to standardize measurements and records between facilities.
We recommend the use of our first piece inspection report instead of the AS9102 1st article inspection procedure for businesses that are not required to comply with aerospace-level requirements.
For aerospace-level Suppliers that are subject to risk management requirements according to the AS9100 quality system, we recommend use of the first article inspection procedure that is compliant with AS9102.
Browse demo documents shown below to learn more about the 1st article inspection procedure that is based upon SAE standard AS9102.
Additional documents are provided in the download to produce spreadsheets and perform more extensive inspections.
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How to apply rounding for significant digits on your first article inspection procedure accountability forms.
AS9102 First Article Inspection Procedure Kit, ( FAI ) $127
When performing aerospace-level FAI, we recommend purchasing the SAE AS9102 1st article inspection procedure.
The Kit contains all documents listed below.
1st Article Inspection Procedure (fully compliant with AS9102) (guide and forms in download)
Configuration Definition Data Package (template to create data package of applicable documents)
Data List (drawing tree of document revision levels)
FAI accountability form instructions (in download)
First-Piece Inspection Report (to support the verification and validation process)
General Purpose First Article Report (for other than AS9102 activities)
AS9102 First Article Inspection Procedure Kit, $127
The first article inspection procedure kit is included in our AS9100C Quality System kit.
Our policy is to credit purchase of the first article inspection kit if you decide later to purchase the AS9100 kit - no time limit.
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Can you help me report significant digits related to first articles??
Thanks for your question - see ASTM E29 Standard Practice for using significant digits in test data to determine conformance with specifications, which is applicable to all scientific work regardless of its nature, including the first article inspection procedure process.
"When the digit next beyond the last place to be retained is less than 5, retain unchanged the digit in the last place retained.
When the digit next beyond the last place to be retained is greater than 5, increase by 1 the digit in the last place retained.
When the digit next beyond the last place to be retained is 5 and there are no digits beyond this 5 or only zeros, increase by 1 the digit in the last place retained if it is odd, leave the digit unchanged if it is even. Increase by 1 the digit in the last place retained if there are digits beyond this 5.
The rounded value must be obtained in one step by direct rounding of the most precise value available and not in two or more successive roundings."
We cite ASTM E 29 in Company documents whenever part of the work instruction is to report significant digits for compliance to a spec with only 1, 2, 3 or 4 decimal places. If your measuring device's readout displays more decimal places than the specification then you are required to round your reading to match the number of decimal places in the specification - that's where ASTM E 29 comes in handy...
Example - 0.021" +/- 0.001"
0.0211" to 0.0214" must be rounded down to 0.021" for 2 significant digit specifications;
0.0215" to 0.0219" must be rounded up to 0.022" for 2 significant digit specifications;
(unless the last retained digit from the rounding method is even, e.g., 0.0225" is rounded down to 0.022" since the last digit retained is even, while 0.0226" is rounded up to 0.023")
Example - 0.0215" +/- 0.0015"
0.0211" to 0.0219" must be applied as observed - no rounding is possible if the measurement equipment can only read to the 4th decimal place. If the equipment is capable of reading beyond the 4th decimal place then round to the last digit retained as described herein paying particular attention to whether the retained digit is odd or even when followed by the numeral 5.
Example - 550 +/- 50
499.1 to 499.4 must be rounded down to 499
499.5 to 499.9 must be rounded up to 500
600.1 to 600.5 must be rounded down to 600
600.6 to 600.9 must be rounded up to 601
Click the next link to browse demo workmanship standard named "General Requirements" to see how the rounding method is integrated in the test lab and in production.
Hope this information helps your project.
At-PQC™ demo documents are WYSIWYG; that is, what you see in our demonstration documents is precisely what you receive in editable MS Office format, which guarantees a well-informed decision to purchase your AS9102 1st article inspection procedure kit. Documents can be downloaded immediately upon completion of transaction and can be used on as many computers in your business as needed to support your project.