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Leo Lambert, our Technical Director, is here to answer your questions. With more than 40 years of experience in the fields of soldering, metallurgy, and cleaning processes, Leo is ready to help you solve your manufacturing problems – no matter how big or small. Get answers and expert advice from Leo now!


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EPTAC offers industry-leading solder training and IPC certification classes to professionals and businesses, with a wide variety of classroom, e-training and customized options. Learn how you can get the training you need to increase quality standards, improve productivity, and maximize profits.


For over 25 years, EPTAC’s team of knowledgeable and experienced instructors have trained thousands of soldering technicians. Our instructors will teach you to apply soldering and components assembly techniques learned in the classroom to your real-world, everyday work environment.

Because it is all about the soldering...

EPTAC is an internationally-recognized solder training and IPC certification corporation, giving professionals the skills to accelerate their careers, and businesses, the talent to succeed. For over 25 years, EPTAC has been helping corporations increase quality standards, improve productivity, and maximize profits.

It's all about the soldering!
New Solder Training Kits

New Solder Training Kits

EPTAC offers a variety of training kits, including Wire & Terminal, Cable-Harness, Rework and Repair, Lead-Free, Standard Surface Mount, Standard Through-Hole, and more. Click below to learn more about our training kits, manuals, and other certification materials.

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September 13, 2015

Gold and electronics have had a partnership in products and components for many years. The initial reasoning behind the application of gold to printed circuit boards was to make them more susceptible to the application of wire bonding and for corrosion protection.

April 1, 2015

Free Seminar: Best Rework Soldering Practices. Includes review of topics such as rework practices, cleaning methods, new and evolving technology and the importance of training in your mix.

March 13, 2015

If you are in the area, take a moment to join EPTAC at a Free seminar to discuss the latest tools of the trade and production concepts as they relate to dealing with the rework of printed circuit boards.

March 3, 2015

We would like to thank Helena Pasquito, Gary Ferrari and Leo Lambert for their continued support of the industry standards and the certification programs they represent. Their efforts allow for the development and fine tuning of the IPC standards we use each and every day, not only in-house, but throughout the world.

January 29, 2015

We’ve received many inquiries regarding whether or not NASA has adopted the J-STD-001 Space Addendum. The answer is: NASA has adopted J-STD-001 ES and the J-STD-001 documents.


April 3, 2015

Manchester, NH – April 8, 2015 – Kelly Dack, one of the electronic industries most consummate printed circuit board designers, industry supporters and interviewer of the trend setters in the market has joined EPTAC Corporation to support the growth efforts of EPTAC’s IPC Designer Group, lead by Gary Ferrari.

February 24, 2015

Manchester, NH – March 13, 2015 – EPTAC Corporation announced that it has released an update to its popular IPC Certification mobile app on both Apple iOS devices and Google Android phones.

January 14, 2015

Manchester, NH – January 20, 2015 – Michael Creeden, founder of San Diego PCB, Inc. has joined EPTAC Corporation and Gary Ferrari’s training staff to support continued growth in education and training for the printed circuit board design community.

October 14, 2014

Manchester, NH – October 21, 2014 – EPTAC Corporation announced today that along with the acquisition of the Accelper IPC Training Center in Schaumburg, IL, it has also acquired multiple IPC Certification Center licenses for a number of locations across the United States and Canada.

February 22, 2014

Manchester, NH – February 26, 2014 – EPTAC Corporation announced today that it has acquired multiple IPC Certification Center licenses for a number of locations across the United States and Canada. This marks a first for an IPC Training Center to expand its delivery and support of electronics training programs to several locations including California, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri and Connecticut, along with Canada and the Toronto, Ontario market.


June 22, 2016 Read More

We hear/are asked this question all the time. When do I need to remove gold plating and why do I have too? Give us a moment to explain this issue, why it is required, when it is necessary and how removal is usually performed.