jimlux at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 14 21:42:39 UTC 2010
Hal Murray wrote:
>> Line got moved to other side of big ocean. Process got " tweaked" beta is
>> now 4x what it was.
> I'm pretty sure that military grade parts have paperwork and processes to
> cover that case. I expect it costs a lot.
> I think the same sort of service is available to high volume customers at a
> less than military price.
In the space business, we call it "traceability to sand"... you haven't
lived til someone has a failed 2n2222, somwhere on some piece of
critical hardware, and they issue a GIDEP alert, and then the mission
assurance folks call you up and ask, "you don't by any chance have
2N2222's in your flight hardware do you?".. then there's the whole
manufacturer and date code hunt.. Looking through the build
documentation to find out. (or worse yet, if you had decided for some
reason to use the prototype, which you didn't keep such good records on,
but which you have photos of, and trying to read the date codes off the
assembled item with a magnifying glass)
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