You are probably aware of IPC-A-610 “Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies” which covers the accept/reject criteria for stuffed printed circuit boards, but you may not be aware that there are other standards that help you deal with issues relative to bare printed boards covering design, fabrication and inspection. We take a look at IPC-A-600, IPC-6012 and other standards that can be crucial to support your efforts from start to finish in the fabrication process of the most critical component in your assembly.
Topics we will be reviewing are:
- IPC specifications to use.
- Documents required to get a board fabricated.
- Common board problems affecting manufacturing.
- Process changes due to RoHS/WEEE.