Industry Best Practice: Component Level
In accordance with following industry defined standards for component level inspection, we conduct all inspection steps such as:
- Verify that carrier is manufacturer original or after-market
- Check pin condition for corrosion, solder, or physical damage
- Check for directional scratches indicative of resurfacing
- Check for surface damage
- Verify Country of Origin marks
- Verify accuracy of part markings
For a full list of standard inspection steps, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By nature, standards often have difficulty keeping up with the constant evolution of counterfeiting methods. This has forced front-line entities such as independent distributors bearing the brunt of responsibility to adapt and mitigate new threats in near real-time.
All tenured inspectors have directly experienced multiple evolutionary shifts since the advent of counterfeiting as a trade in the late 90s but it is the culture and mentality that is developed through training paradigms that sets Classic apart.
Some examples of how Classic’s training has proven effective in combating new emerging threats over the years:
- Prior to its adoption in standards, Classic implemented microscopy to identify counterfeit dies and performed surface analysis.
- Prior to its adoption in standards, when sophisticated laser marking equipment was used, our quality team identified a subtle variation in the lettering joints of each character which was indicative of false marking.
For more information about our CSI program, click here