Mayor threat to travel security
The Aero Space counterfeit parts market is a multibillion dollar industry.
Sometimes it is very difficult to differentiate a counterfeit part from a certified part. Even experts have difficulties sometimes identifying the bad parts.
Aerospace certification is all about process. One counterfeit part can be manufactured with exactly the same materials and look like the original. But without the process and quality control that is demanded in the industry, that part may be a disaster waiting to happen.
Laser marking offers traceability. Aerospace parts can be marked with alphanumeric or complex codes assuring the part can be traced back to its origin and be certified for a particular application or repair job.
Laser marking or micro-engraving can not be easily altered without substantial visible damage to the part.
Check our solutions using power lasers 50 watts (and up) for medium speed engraving.
Is recycling or reusing parts even legal?
Recycling in third world countries, while getting advantage of unskilled labor low wages is an epidemic of growing concern.
As an example of counterfeit parts, here are two good examples.
The upper picture on the left shows a transistor with double contradictory part marking. One is in ink and another in laser.
The other photo shows a fake VHF private aircraft radio. Well known Japanese brand as Icom but counterfeited in China.
Will you fly in an airplane using those parts? We bet you will not!
Even if your field doesn’t involve critical applications such as Aerospace, providing the adequate labeling or marking to your product will enhance the image of your business and the perceived quality and reliability of your parts.
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