Test Process
A primary purpose of testing is to detect hardware/software failures so that defects may be discovered and corrected.
Quality Control Process
Quality control is a process for maintaining proper standards in manufacturing. Customers should be clear to recognize that quality is an important attribute in products and services.
First Article Inspection (FAI)
The purpose of a first article is used to show that the production process of the unit is correct and can reliably mass produce the goods to spec.