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Larry S.
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Counterfeit and Substandard Materials
Larry S.   5/8/2012 3:41:21 PM
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I would be interested in learning how distributors protect themselves, and their customers, from counterfeit and substandard materials.  Insisting on material certification does not seem to be enough, as these documents are frequently falsified.  Base metals and alloys seem to be particularly prone to such practices, and many times are already in a finished product or component that may seem, on the surface to be legitamate.

 

Jack Rupert, PE
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Re: Counterfeit and Substandard Materials
Jack Rupert, PE   5/13/2012 12:41:24 PM
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I guess a lot depends on where the counterfeits are added to the supply stream.  A lot of distributors I know work directly with the manufacturer as their supply source.  Or or you talking about more up stream problems?

Larry S.
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Re: Counterfeit and Substandard Materials
Larry S.   5/14/2012 3:39:24 PM
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Jack - The problem is most certainly "up-stream" from the manufacturer and, unfortunately, many are either not concientious or are being misled by material certifications.

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