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3 Benefits of IPC Certification in Electronic Assemblies & Inspection

As an emerging OEM/EMS company, you’ve managed to transform your operation from a small, local shop into a large industry player. Both change and growth have forced you to adopt new practices and proficiencies to remain competitive. Understanding that efficient production is vital to your overall success, you hire and train staff to be IPC

3 Strategies for Effective Rework & Repair of PCB’s

The manufacturing of printed circuit boards, or PCB’s, has proven to be a rapidly growing aspect of the assemblies’ industry. As indicated by an increase in the PCB’s book-to-bill ratio, demand, as of August 2017, is currently exceeding the supply of PCB’s. With a shortage in supply emerges a new opportunity for businesses within the

Continuous Training & Education are Critical for Growth in the Electronics Assembly Industry

The North American electronics assembly industry is rock solid. Sales numbers for semiconductor and electronics manufacturers are rising steadily, and printed circuit board sales are on the uptick. The U.S. Purchasing Managers’ Index is reflecting a positive position for industry sales, which also bodes well for sales projections over the next few months.

Re-Establishment of IPC Certification Through Certification or Recertification

Let’s clarify the differences between both Certification and Recertification for re-establishment of an IPC certification. Once the extension time frame or six (6) months has past, the student is no longer certified and must re-establish their certification.

RIT Program Helps Fill Skills Gap by Training Unemployed Vets

When Sean Phelan interviewed for a technical trainer opening at the Harris Communication Systems in March, he realized that he did not have all the needed skills in electronics for the job. But Phelan is now in an electronics training program, Veterans and Displaced Workers in Manufacturing, and when he informed Harris that he was in the

J-STD-001 Revision Changes Regarding The Requirements for Gold Plating Removal

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.

Free Seminar: Best Rework Soldering Practices

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.

Free Seminar on Best Rework Practices in Industry

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.

EPTAC Instructors Recognized For Industry Support of Standards

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.

NASA’s Adoption of J-STD-001 Space Addendums

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.