We hear it all the time and you probably do as well. Are we building to J-STD-001 or IPC-A-610? Are we inspecting to IPC-A-610 or J-STD-001? Do these standards even play well together? How do I determine which standard is applicable to what I am doing? Are there other documents that I should be looking at as well, like IPC/WHMA-A-620, IPC-A-600, or for that matter IPC-6012? Confusing or confused? Either way, take a moment to review with us your decision making process and allow us to shed some light on the proper care and feeding of all these standards and how to work in harmony with them in your electronics manufacturing process.
Topics we will be reviewing are:
- Review of primary PCB assembly industry standards.
- Defining each standard and its role in the process.
- Determining precedence of standards in contract definitions.
- Contracts, standards and customers and who has final say.