Counterfeit Materiel, Assuring Acquisition of Authentic and Conforming Fasteners
The purpose of this document is to provide detailed requirements to preclude the use of suspect counterfeit or counterfeit fasteners.
The requirements of this document are intended to supplement the requirements of a higher-level quality standard (e.g., AS/EN/JISQ9100, ISO 9001, ANSI/ASQC E4, ASME NQA-1, AS9120, AS9003, and ISO/TS 16949 or equivalent) and other quality management system documents.
Fasteners are defined as United States Federal Supply Classification Group codes as shown in the following list:
This document applies to metallic and non-metallic components that mechanically attach two or more objects: fasteners, screws, bolts, rivets (blind, solid, tubular), inserts, washers, nuts, latching handles, clamps, pins, nails, retainers, etc. If locking or treatment elements such as glue, adhesives, anti-galling, lubricant, or other materials are part of the fastener specifications, then those items are within the scope of this document.
For metallic raw materials used in the manufacturing of fasteners, refer to AS6279.
This document does not apply to connectors such as pneumatic or hydraulic fittings and electrical connectors.
This standard was created in response to the continually evolving, significant, and increasing risk of suspect counterfeit or counterfeit fasteners entering the supply chain, posing significant performance, reliability, and safety risks. This document adds commodity-specific requirements to prevent the acquisition and use of suspect counterfeit or counterfeit fasteners.