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Inspection Options

Here is a look at our 6 inspection options.

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Here is a look at the 6 main inspection options Xometry offers for machined, sheet metal, and other traditionally manufactured parts.

Standard Inspection:

QC will verify that the part material, features, and finish are in accordance with the part requirements specified in the quote, CAD file, and/or print. If no dimensional print is provided with a part, QC measures to Xometry's Manufacturing Standards on dimensions they deem critical, such as overall size, holes, and depths. The inspection will be in-process. Documentation will not be shipped with your parts.

Formal Inspection With Dimensional Report:

Quality control will perform an inspection using calibrated tools where 100% of all dimensions, attributes, dimensional locations, and print notes will be documented per our Statistical Sampling Plan based on ASQC Z1.4 2008 Level II with Zero rejects. A dimensional inspection report with a correlated ballooned print will be shipped with your part(s). A customer-supplied dimensional print is required for this inspection.

CMM Inspection With Dimensional Report:

QC will perform an inspection using a Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) where 100% of all dimensions, attributes, dimensional locations, and print notes will be documented per our Statistical Sampling Plan based on ASQC Z1.4 2008 Level II with Zero rejects. A dimensional report with a correlated ballooned print will be shipped with your part(s). A customer-supplied dimensional print is required for this inspection.

First Article Inspection Report (FAIR AS9102)

QC will perform a First Article Inspection per the requirements specified in SAE Aerospace Standard (AS 9102) documentation. The purpose of the First Article Inspection is to provide objective evidence that all engineering design and specification requirements are properly understood, accounted for, verified, and documented. QC will maintain a quality record for customer review of accountability and planning, for performing periodic surveillance and audits to verify conformance, for evaluating root cause and corrective action for any non-conformances, and for problem investigations. A dimensional report with a correlated ballooned print will be shipped with your part(s). Random sampling is based on ANSI/ASQ Z1.4 Level II to an Acceptance Quality Level (AQL) of 1.0%. A customer-specified dimensional print is required for a First Article Inspection.  We will build the full lot and do the FAI form at final QC treating this lot as the first Article.

For first article inspections that require one part to be made before the production of any more parts, please select "custom" inspection.

Source Inspection

A Source Inspection audit is an inspection of purchased products and process records at the supplier's premises to verify compliance with requirements before shipment to the customer. A Source Inspection can include but is not limited to requirements review, specification compliance, and a quality review of the manufacturer. A source inspection will be scheduled based on the order lead time and when parts are ready to ship. The order will ship after the source inspection is complete. Drawing required.

Custom Inspection:

Choose this option if your part requires custom inspection requirements such as, but not limited to, the following: Non-Destructive Testing, Serialization, Custom Sampling Plan, or if you would like to provide your own inspection datasheet. A drawing is required.

FAQ:

What is included in a Standard Inspection?

Our QC team will measure to Xometry's Manufacturing Standards on dimensions they deem critical, such as overall size, holes, and depths.

Does the Standard Inspection include a dimensional report?

No. The Standard Inspection is a simple dimensional check and no documentation will ship with your parts.

How can I receive a dimensional inspection report?

Upgrade to Standard Inspection with Dimensional Report or CMM Inspection with Dimensional Report to receive a full dimensional inspection report that is correlated to your drawing.

Can you verify GD&T geometric tolerances like position, flatness, surface profile, parallelism, etc...?

Yes. If your part has GD&T requirements, it must be inspected using a Coordinate Measuring Machine. Please choose the CMM Inspection with the Dimensional Report option.

Do you offer First Article Inspections?

Yes. Either the FAIR AS9102 option or a Custom option would be required depending on if the requirements.

What can I expect to see in a Dimensional Report?

A dimensional inspection report will include a correlated ballooned print. Below is an example of a Xometry dimensional inspection report with a correlated ballooned print.

Where can I learn more about your inspection options?

You can learn all about our inspection options and the sampling plan that we follow here: Xometry Inspection & Sampling Plan

Team Xometry
This article was written by various Xometry contributors. Xometry is a leading resource on manufacturing with CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, 3D printing, injection molding, urethane casting, and more.

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