Here is a group of parts we received today. To avoid the possibility of someone detecting blacktopping the counterfeiters are removing just a little bit of the top layer with its markings. Then they are re-marking them and selling them as new. It is not too difficult to detect as long as you know what you are looking for.
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the former chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.