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Destructive Physical Analysis

A systematic, logical, detailed examination of parts during various stages of physical disassembly, conducted on a sample of completed parts from a given lot, wherein parts are examined for a wide variety of design, workmanship, and/or processing problems. Information derived from DPA may be used to:
  • Preclude installation of inauthentic parts or parts having patent or latent defects
  • Aid indisposition of parts that exhibit anomalies
  • Aid in defining improvements or changes in design, materials, or processes
  • Evaluate Supplier production trends
Source: SAE Aerospace Standard AS6081 Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Distributors