Practical Failure Analysis

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 8–12 | Cite as

Counterfeit parts: The scourge of industry

Features Fighting Back


ake transistors in the space shuttle, fake fire detection and control systems on Boeing 737 flight decks, fake wing bolts on civil aircraft, fake parts in NATO military helicopters, and fake parts in advanced, guided missile systems[1]—all of these have happened and all had the potential to cause death, injury, and property damage and loss. The counterfeiting of industrial parts is an expensive and dangerous international problem.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Sly
    • 1
  1. 1.ASM InternationalMaterials Park

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