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.
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?
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