Covisus, through DTEK and QuanTEK product lines, can track and determine conformance of physical items to original manufacturing condition without the use of external tags. Well-established thermodynamic principles hold that material surfaces have a randomized structure at the micrometer and nanometer scale. Like a fingerprint or an iris scan used commonly in biometric screening of humans, the randomized surface patterns on inanimate items are also unique and intrinsic to each individual item and cannot be predicted or replicated.
We have demonstrated that these unique and intrinsic patterns on the surface of an item can be characterized, catalogued and used for tracking the item. Furthermore, this information can be used for determining the manufacturing process used to fabricate the item and thereby determine the conformance of the item to authentic manufacturing environments.
Covisus supply assurance technology allows for the tracking and tracing of products and parts without changing manufacturing or distribution processes or adding tags or labels to the product. Benefits of the approach include:-Rapid scan that can be conducted by a non-expert user. -No safety or environmental concerns, no solvents or chemicals; low power. -Non-contact, non-destructive scan does not alter manufacturing or testing processes.
-Counterfeit Screening – Rapid, non-destructive screening of electronic components.-Traceability of a Specific Individual Item – Tracking the identity of an individual item after an initial scan without adding any tags or labels. -Conformance Testing – Comparing a given product to specifications for acceptance or rejection utilizing subtle surface texture patterns.
-Reduce supply cost-Increase quality by safeguarding against non-conforming supply -Improve supply visibility to enable strategic sourcing savings