TM-04: Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts: Surface Testing and Criteria for Acceptance or Rejection
Class Overview
This class will provide an in-depth discussion of surface testing associated with detecting counterfeit electronic parts. It will reference both the IDEA 1010B standard and the SAE AS6171 requirements for surface inspection. The class includes video footage and images from a test lab to help the student understand how surface testing is performed.  Device images will be reviewed so that the student can recognize the criteria for acceptance and rejection.

Note:  Students taking TM-04 are expected to have a working knowledge of what a counterfeit part is and where counterfeit parts come from. If you do not have sufficient background knowledge, InterCEPT recommends completion of CF-01: A Historical Overview of Counterfeit Electronic Part Activity: The Risk, Response, and Solution.

Class Content
  • Surface testing - tests for remarking and resurfacing
    • Equipment needed, equipment costs
    • How to perform the tests including on-site video and step-by-step instructions
    • Criteria for acceptance
    • Criteria for rejection
  • Content of test reports
  • Training considerations
  • Outsourcing surface testing
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the terminology for tests for remarking and resurfacing.
  • Understand how to perform the tests.
  • Understand the criteria for acceptance and rejection.
  • Understand the general format of the test report for surface testing.
  • Assess additional considerations including equipment needed, equipment cost, training and outsourcing options.

Target Audience
Industry Sectors:
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Independent Distributors, Test Laboratories, Government Agencies
Job Functions:
Quality, Purchasing, Sales, Inspection and Testing
Class Information
Class Length: 1 hour
Class Tuition: $225.00
(ERAI Member Price: $180.00)
List of Prerequisites and Recommended Pre-Course Learning
Class Handouts
Summary of surface testing accept/reject criteria
Class Syllabus and Learning Objectives