First Article Inspection (FAI)

Achieve high product quality with the help of a mobile app for an initial sample inspection.

Go paperless, conduct inspections easily and solve issues quicker with your teammates.

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Achieve high product quality with the Lumiform App

Conduct inspections up to 33% quicker

Conduct inspections up to 33% quicker

Guide inspectors through all checks of a first article inspection form and give clear instructions corrective actions and next steps by using predefined logic. By standardizing inspections, analyzing all data in a snap and identifying areas that need your attention much faster, you decrease documentation time by up to 33%.

Improve quality & safety

Improve quality & safety

Conduct a standardized first article inspection and uncover more issues. Solve issues up to 4 times quicker by assigning corrective actions to your teammates and solving problems together. Gain real-time visibility of all issues and inspections, to prevent incidents in advance and achieve higher safety and quality standards.

Save time and money

Save time and money

Conduct inspections faster and uncover more issues while solving them more quickly. Analyze all data related to first article inspection with ease and identify areas with poor quality and safety performance in a snap. This way, you save time on documentation and audits and money through fewer accidents, reputational damage, downtime and compliance errors.

Streamline all inspection activities to improve productivity

Utilize our mobile App for first article inspection to evaluate the first batch of manufactured products more efficiently.

Create custom forms within minutes. Organise inspections to make sure the right person does all the checklists reliably.

Create forms

Conduct audits and inspections whether with a tablet or smartphone, Android or iOS – online or offline.

Conduct via App

Make sure all issues are quickly reported and seamlessly documented. Keep track of the troubleshooting, and solve issues together as a team.

Solve Issues

Don’t waste time on post-processing and digitisation of audit and inspection reports – everything is fully automated. Uncover areas that need your attention through in-depth analyses.

Results, Reports and Analyses
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The Lumiform flow

Digitise all quality and safety efforts, and cut down inspection time, with the Lumiform app. And, even more importantly, continuously optimise your quality and safety operations easily, with the Lumiform flow.

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Featured templates

First Article Inspection (FAI) Report

First Article Inspection (FAI) Report

This template is used to document the manufacturing process of a new product. Use this template for your regular documentation. See template

First Article Inspection Checklist

First Article Inspection Checklist

Use this template to ensure that your FAI report is properly documented. See template

A Better Way to Prepare a first article inspection report

Using FAI software as freeware helps quality inspectors to verify that the first batch of manufactured products meets quality standards and customer specifications. A digital solution allows to streamline all inspection activities and improve both efficiency and productivity. With an app for first article inspection, the quality team quickly documents information via a mobile phone or tablet, takes photos of remarkable results such as non-compliance and defects, and automatically generates a report that is shared with customers and staff in real-time.

How you can Improve your First Article Inspection form with FAI Stamps from the Freeware

No quality management system develops well without a smoothly functioning initial sample inspection process. The accuracy and efficiency of the initial sample inspection reports are crucial for both contractors and customers, especially in the aerospace industry where safety is the focus of attention.

Using FAI software as freeware helps your quality inspectors collect data more effectively and produce reports faster. With the Lumiform app, identified defects and violations are easily documented. Corrective actions, including urgency levels and deadlines, can be assigned to employees in real-time. In this way, problems can be solved immediately.

You can do the following with the FAI app from Lumiform in the future:

1. Processes are always streamlined

With Lumiform, you can easily convert your existing paper master sample inspection template into a digital format or create a new one in minutes with the handy drag & drop builder. You generate this template subsequently made available to all employees as freeware via the FAI software.In this way, you can ensure that all your offices follow the same best practices to comply with FAI standards.

2. Automatic generation and sharing of initial sample inspection reports

After you complete an audit report template and a review, you can use the app to create a report immediately, without having to compile the test data manually. Opt for automatic sharing, and reports generated are directly sent to quality controllers, managers, and other stakeholders.

3. Always be notified of corrective actions assigned

The Lumiform app for first article inspection form allows your quality teams to corrective actions, including their degree of urgency and deadlines, to the appropriate employee immediately. With using the dashboard, managers can track which tasks have been assigned, are in progress or have been completed.

4. Your workflows are automated

The FAI software can be integrated as freeware into other business intelligence tools like Tableau, Power BI, Excel Online and Google Sheets. So you can your collected data at each initial inspection of an item for the creation of Drag & Drop visualizations as well as for the automatic updating of use online tables with test data.

5. Powerful analyses allow you to make sense of data quickly

All your inspection data is fed into the powerful analysis tool of Lumiform transferred. This way, you'll have instant, actionable intelligence from the web application. You can select the data by inspection, date and time, department, personnel and location so that you can filter the cause of the problem instead of trying to fix the symptoms.

Features of the First Article Inspection software from Lumiform

Individual digital forms

The flexible form construction kit makes it possible to create new individual checklists at any time and to adapt them again and again.

First class customer service

Lumiform's excellent 24/5 support will reliably answer all your questions about the app when you need assistance using Lumiform’s software.

Scheduling and notifications

The Lumiform App ensures that the schedule is kept. All employees receive notifications about the procedure and due dates. Managers automatically receive notifications when assignments are overdue and problems have occurred.

Time-defined work steps

Keep an eye on your schedule and use the information to identify opportunities to increase your efficiency.

Faster identification and resolution of problems

The data you collect from inspections is collected under the Analysis Tab. Here you can access all data and view your performance reports broken down by time, location and department. This helps you quickly identify causes and problems so you can fix them as quickly as possible.

Track inspections in facilities over time

Monitor your team's inspection performance and identify opportunities to improve the process and efficiency of your operations.


Connect Lumiform's software to enterprise software systems.

Time-defined targets

Keep an eye on what's happening and identify insights from the information gained to increase your efficiency.

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