Using Additive Manufacturing to Combat Counterfeits (.PDF Download)

Jan. 11, 2023
Here’s how some of the nation’s universities and research groups are working to drive counterfeits out of the manufacturing supply chain.

Counterfeit parts pose a serious risk to the electronics supply chain, where products that don’t meet electrical safety standards and/or minimal specifications can degrade system performance, cause equipment to malfunction and create myriad other hazards. Even the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain is vulnerable to the risk of counterfeit parts and estimates that as much as 15% of all spare and replacement parts for military electronics may be counterfeit.

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