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Get a First Article Inspection in China

Confirm your supplier will produce the exact product you ordered through a China first article inspection.

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The first articles are mass-produced units off the first production line. Learn how Guided Imports China Quality Inspection and Control services can ensure confidence at the start of your next production.

When is a China First Article Inspection Needed?

A China first article inspection can be carried out on the first production run to confirm the production will replicate the golden sample.

You Should Conduct an FAI in China if:

  • This is the first production run of a new product (custom tooling)
  • There is a change in the product design
  • There is a change in the production process, tools, or factory location
  • The materials or source of the materials change
  • The supplier is resuming the production after a long gap
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Benefits of a First Article Inspection Services in China

The China FAI will help you maintain confidence that your supplier is producing the correct product at the start of the production. While other inspections may help define the production quality, the China FAI will determine correctness from the beginning. When pairing a China FAI inspection with a during production inspection, you can have a quality system that maintains assurance throughout the manufacturing process.

First Article Inspections in China Will Help You Discover:

  • If there are any differences in workmanship between the golden sample and production run.
  • The functionality and results of the tooling and mold.
  • Any misunderstanding regarding your product requirements and specifications.
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FAI in China Will Help Identify:

  • Incorrect materials or components used
  • Incorrect labeling
  • Incorrect positioning of components
  • Inconsistent product quality
  • Incorrect use of production tools
  • Incorrect machining calibration

Resolve Issues Before Mass Production

First article inspection services in China allow for a significant opportunity to identify and resolve issues before moving into mass production. Problems found before mass production can result in less downtime during the correction process, which is less expensive for the supplier than identifying problems later into the production. An FAI inspection company in China seeks to help both the buyer and the supplier by minimizing delays and reducing the risk of wasted, non-conforming products in a manufacturing run.

Inspectors On-site in as Little as 24-Hours

At Guided Imports, we know urgency can require additional eyes on production as soon as possible. We strive to make our booking process seamless and our inspection availability consistent. Because of this, we guarantee that we can have an inspector on-site, anywhere in China, with as little as 48-hours’ notice. And, if you need an inspector sooner than 48-hours, we promise to do our best to arrange one for you. Our inspection team is standing by, ready to be dispatched to your supplier.

Why Use Guided Imports for First Article Inspection in China?

We have streamlined our inspection booking process and offer a seamless solution that allows our customers to book inspections quickly and efficiently. Our booking processes allow buyers to request a simple inspection with minimal details and provide detailed quality inspection notes and requests. Our inspectors are incredibly flexible with their inspection processes and can follow your precise instructions or follow our standardized inspection process.

Guided Imports is a western owned and operated business, offering boots on the ground service in China. We are a team of dedicated manufacturing and quality veterans dedicated to helping companies work with Chinese factories. We understand the challenges businesses face when manufacturing in China, so we’ve dedicated our lives to offering solutions to ensure the successful outcome of China’s products. Our team of western managers and supervisors educate our local inspection team to meet the strict expectations our customers deserve, all while providing an economical and organized service.

Guided Imports is a western owned and operated business, offering boots on the ground service in China. We are a team of dedicated manufacturing and quality veterans dedicated to helping companies work with Chinese factories. We understand the challenges businesses face when manufacturing in China, so we’ve dedicated our lives to offering solutions to ensure the successful outcome of China’s products. Our team of western managers and supervisors educate our local inspection team to meet the strict expectations our customers deserve, all while providing an economical and organized service.

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Why Wait?

Book an China First Article Inspection so you can place confidence back into your production.

Guided Imports Specializes In:

China Pre-Production Inspection

Inspections before your production begins.

China In-Processs (DUPRO) Inspection

Inspections after 20-80% of the production are complete.

China Pre-Shipment Inspection

Quality control before your products leaves your supplier.

China Final Inspection

The last inspection before your production is packed and sealed.

China Container Loading Check

Supervising the loading process of your completed production.

China AQL Inspection

Utilizing the Accepted Quality Limit tables during a quality inspection.

China Amazon FBA Inspection

Inspections tailored to Amazon FBA sellers.

China 100% Inspection

A 100% quality control inspection of your production.

China CE Compliance

Ensuring your products comply with European regulations.

China Social Compliance Audit

Auditing your supplier's social and ethical performance standards.