HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: But there are a few problems.......
Cabe Atwell   5/4/2014 12:29:44 AM
NO RATINGS
On another note... are there counterfeit bitcoins? How has that not come up?

C

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: But there are a few problems.......
Cabe Atwell   4/24/2014 2:41:57 PM
NO RATINGS
It's hard to imagine that even bolts can be counterfeited and passed off as the genuine article. In fact, the FAA found that some airline crashes were due to counterfeit bolts made from inferior materials and simply sheared in half under vibrational loads. Scary, to say the least.   

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
But there are a few problems.......
William K.   4/15/2014 10:05:35 AM
NO RATINGS
I certainly agree that counterfieting of varios components is a seriuos hazard, and that some fake parts are very difficult to identify. The one fairly simple to spot product that I have found is "counterfiet wire", which is real wire but marked as a larger size conductor than it really is. A simple micrometer or caliper check will reveal that the conductor is not the diameter corresponding to the marked gage. The first prompting to do this check came after a remark that the wire size looked too small for the gage printed on the insulation. Upon checking the wire marked as #12 was found to be the equivalent of #15, checking against a wire size chart. That was quite a revalation.

I had previously thought that the counterfieting problem was only with complex integrated circuits, which take much more effort to verify as functioning correctly. So much for that illusion. 

ed091954
User Rank
Iron
Making Counterfeit Obsolete with Social Media
ed091954   4/14/2014 6:31:36 PM
NO RATINGS
Tom Grace has made some great points here.  Collaboration and Transparency is the missing link in the supply chain.

 

For at least two decades, the best anti-counterfeiting efforts have not kept counterfeit components out of the electronic components supply chain.  The grey market is massive, with good and bad suppliers throughout.  How safely can you buy products?

 

Social Media brings openness to the grey market.  The majority of consumers, rely on ratings and reviews about suppliers before they make a purchasing decision.

 

We must improve ways to properly inform buyers and engineers on bad suppliers and report counterfeit products through collaboration which is the mission and objective of the Trusted Global Buyers Network (TGBN).

 

Someone has got to get Talking.  Check out our infographic that identifies how...

http://networkproductsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/infographic7_final.jpg



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
Take a look at some of the best movies that include self-aware machines.
An engineer in the United Kingdom has found inspiration in nature for the design of bridges that are far stronger and more durable than current designs.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 11 - 15, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Debugging Real-time Embedded Software – Hands on
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service