First Article Inspection & Alignment

First article inspections allow the customers to have a first-hand look at parts being fabricated from CAD models or drawings. Whether it is intercompany manufactured parts or materials from an outsourced vendor, the 3D measurement data from our scanners and PCMMs offers a comprehensive definition of the physical object being measured. The data can be used for inspection, comparison and reporting. We can deliver 3D color maps, first article inspection reports or 3D models for computer simulation and analysis programs.

First Article Inspection services by API Services

Proper alignment on components can lead to longer machine life and high quality manufactured parts. Our qualified staff has almost 100 combined years of alignment experience. From turbine generators to radars or aircraft catapults to paper machines, API Services has the staff and equipment you need to provide high quality first article inspection and alignment services to meet your goals.

  • Precision inspection services of your part to CAD or Drawings
  • First Article Inspection
  • Inspection and testing of vendor components to the SAE AS9102 Aerospace Standard.
  • Component alignment – Various components at your facility(i.e. pumps, motors, turbines and generators) can be accurately aligned to your specifications with our precision measurement systems.

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