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Practical Failure Analysis

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 8–12 | Cite as

Counterfeit parts: The scourge of industry

Features Fighting Back

Abstract

ake transistors in the space shuttle, fake fire detection and control systems on Boeing 737 flight decks, fake wing bolts on civil aircraft, fake parts in NATO military helicopters, and fake parts in advanced, guided missile systems[1]—all of these have happened and all had the potential to cause death, injury, and property damage and loss. The counterfeiting of industrial parts is an expensive and dangerous international problem.

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Space Shuttle Circuit Breaker Practical Failure Analysis Volume Civil Aircraft Product Counterfeit 
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© ASM International - The Materials Information Society 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Sly
    • 1
  1. 1.ASM InternationalMaterials Park

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