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Archived Webinars

IPC Standards 2020 Committee Updates and What’s Coming

If you did not get a chance to attend the APEX IPC 2020 Committee Meetings or workshops this year, then this webinar is an opportunity for you to get the Cliff Notes, Spark Notes, or whatever your call summaries these days, on what is changing and occurring with the IPC Standards you work with each and every day.

Length: 20 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Understanding What [Brackets,Brackets,Brackets] Mean in J-STD-001

If you have ever worked with IPC J-STD-001 in your life, you have inevitably come across the SHALL’s and SHALL NOT’s littered throughout the document and the brackets that follow. Do you really understand how to interpret their meaning? We might be able to help.

Length: 26 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Length: 40 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Counterfeit Components: Your First Steps Towards a Mitigation Plan

Counterfeiting has become somewhat prevalent these days, more so in some industries than in others. If there is a profit to be made, this hidden market will find it. When it comes to electronic components, especially in the electronics arena where reliability is involved, there is a deep concern that what you produce as a final product is not compromised in either design or manufacturing.

Length: 32 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Length: 35 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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IPC-A-600 or IPC-6012 – Which Standard is Right for Me

Standards, standards and more standards. When it comes to bare printed circuit boards, two key documents stand out, the IPC-A-600 “Acceptability of Printed Boards” and IPC-6012 “Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards”. With that said, which document is important to you and more importantly how do you use these standards and apply their requirements in everyday situations?

Length: 44 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Gold Embrittlement: When Gold Removal is a Must

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.

Length: 31 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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New Amendments to IPC-A-610F & J-STD-001F and What You Need to Know

You may or may not be aware that the IPC has released Amendments to the popular IPC-A-610F and J-STD-001F, but you may not be aware that they contain not only corrections to the current document revisions, but additional requirements not previously mentioned in the existing standards.

Length: 41 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Tempered Leads, Class 3 Rework, Toe Fillets and More

We receive, almost on a daily basis, questions regarding production issues, standards and specification interpretation and just plain old, what is wrong with this manufacturing process. During this webinar, we would like to share some of the issues that other production people …

Length: 47 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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A Review of IPC-6012 and Who This New Certification Can Help

IPC-6012 “Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards” has been around for a while, but what you might not know, is that this document provides the foundation for the requirements that are found in the IPC-A-600 “The Acceptability of Printed Boards”.

Length: 38 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Understanding What “The Lead is Discernible” Really Means

Yes, this simple term “discernible” is still debated to this day by many in the electronics manufacturing industry and a continually confusing concept for new students to grasp. Used throughout IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001, understanding this definition is critical to the application of the standards and their principles to the production process.

Length: 18 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Tinning: Critical Care of Soldering Tips in a Lead Free Environment

Yes, we all know that you should be tinning your soldering iron tips between times of usage, but do you really understand the fundamentals of doing so, how it impacts heat transfer, time on a board pad and ultimately the quality of the solder joint and reliability of the component itself?

Length: 25 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Selecting the Correct Crimp Terminal for the Job

So you have been crimping terminals to wires for years. Find the wire size, match it with the specified crimp terminal and you are on your way. Right? Well there is a bit more to it. What size terminal do you use if you have multiple wires being placed in one crimped terminal?

Length: 30 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Damage Prevention When Soldering Ceramic Chip Capacitors

Ceramic chip capacitors have been around for years and used in a variety of assemblies, but as their size has shrunk over time, their susceptibility to damage has continued to rise. Add to this, the transition to lead free soldering materials, which have imposed more rigidity and reduced flexibility on solder joints, resulting in additional stress issues on these small devices.

Length: 28 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Magnet Wire and Getting a Great Solder Connection

Magnet wire has been used for years in the electronics industry in everything from transformers, inductors, motors, electromagnets and on and on. What you may not know is that all coatings are not created equal and some wires can have multiple layers of poly insulating films on them.

Length: 12 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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Soldering Flux: Your Friend or Foe?

Yes, we have all heard that flux is your friend in the soldering process, but considering the multitude of chemistries out there and the ever-changing applications, a flux could quickly turn into an enemy and a detriment to your process and the longevity of a product.

Length: 15 Minutes
Cost: FREE
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