CAD/CAM Services – a computer-aided design and engineering firm with expertise in 3D scanning, modeling, and conversions – announced the expansion of its inspection capabilities to include first article inspections (FAI) per customer or AS9102 standards.
The firm is certified for high precision conversions by both the aerospace industry and the Department of Defense; it offers in-depth inspection programs to provide OEMs with accurate CAD files. This ensures that all CAD drawings and models match the original specifications and are capable of producing parts and assemblies that meet all design requirements.
FAI is a comprehensive, independent and documented quality control process used by aerospace manufacturers to verify that a supplier conforms to all required physical and mechanical specifications. However, a number of other industries have also adopted the reports in recent years, including automotive manufacturing, shipbuilding, and general manufacturing.
CAD/CAM Services is known for its CAD Perfect conversions, and its engineers are capable of converting any CAD format file into any other CAD system. Its CAD engineers can also make the model (or drawing) compliant with any internal aerospace standard.
With its 3D scanning and reverse engineering expertise, the engineers can create replacement parts for both new and older aircraft to further assist aerospace suppliers. CAD/CAM models include full assemblies that are accurate to ±.002” over any X, Y, & Z axis.
In addition to AS1902 reporting, the firm can also supply any FAI reporting that a supplier may require, including Q-Checker.