The engineering staff at NJMET works to update our testing and devise new ways to spot the counterfeit electronic components, said Joseph Federico.
Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
Joseph Federico, Vice President and Director of Operations at NJMET, announced this week that NJMET is updating its Dynasolve-based marking permanency test, part of its Mission Imposter® Counterfeit Electronic Component Testing Program.
NJ MET updated this electronics component test to incorporate a process practice portion from MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883. This update is designed to aid in determining the electronic components marking permanency. It is part of NJMET’s continuing efforts to update its counterfeit electronic component detection program.
“The engineering sophistication of the counterfeiters continues to grow. The engineering staff at NJMET works to update our testing and devise new ways to spot the counterfeit electronic components,” said Joseph Federico. As director of operations at NJMET, Joseph Federico supervises the engineer staff in the Clifton, NJ laboratory. Federico spearheaded the creation of NJMET’s Mission Imposter® Counterfeit Electronic Detection program.
The objective of the Dynasolve 711/750 chemical test is to determine the electronic component’s Marking Permanency by suspending the electronic component half way into the Dynasolve solution while heated at 105ºC. A sample of at least three devices must be tested. After being immersed in the Dynasolve solution for 45 minutes, the components should be removed from the solution. It is recommended to then wipe off the top coating with a brush. MIL-STD requirements for the brush are that it has a handle made of a nonreactive material and have three long rows of hard bristles. The free ends of the brush shall lie substantially in the same plane. The brush must be used exclusively with a single solvent and when there is any evidence of softening, bending wear, or loss of bristles, it shall be discarded.
It is required to dip the brush into the solution immediately following immersion of the parts. The specimen shall be brushed with normal hand pressure (approximately 2 to 3 ounces) for ten strokes on the portion of the specimen where marking has been applied.
Once the test is completed, all three devices and the brush will be observed under the microscopic camera illustrating the resistance to solvent criteria to determine the permanency of the top coating. Photos will be provided in conjunction with all final disposition of acceptance or rejection. A final report is then generated.
If you have any questions about this new marking permanency test, the Mission Imposter Counterfeit Electronic Component Detection Program or any of the test services provided by NJ MET, please contact Joseph Federico at (973) 546-5393 at their Clifton, New Jersey headquarters.