Electrostatic Discharge and Electrical Overstress (ESD/EOS) issues are everywhere. It is literally a jungle out there when it comes to battling and securing an area that is “safe” for electronics assembly and handling.
Understanding Solderability Testing for Printed Circuit Boards and Components
J-STD-002 “Solderability Tests for Component Leads, Terminations, Lugs, Terminals and Wires” and J-STD-003 “Solderability Tests for Printed Boards” have been around for quite a while. Although they are mentioned in any J-STD-001 certification program, do you really know what they contain?
What’s New in the Leading PCB Document, IPC-A-600 Revision H
It’s official. IPC-A-600, Acceptability of Printed Boards is now at Revision H. Complete with new subject materials, pictures and a better correlation with other documents like IPC-6012 and IPC-6013, this standard is better than ever. Take a moment to review with us why the new standard is so improved that you have to take a look at it and incorporate it into your inspection process.
Interpreting IPC-A-600 Requirements for Annular Rings and Laminate Cracks
From time to time discussions arise over the accept/reject criteria in IPC-A-600 and IPC-6012 for annular rings and laminate cracks. In this webinar, we will try to demystify the requirements from the two standards regarding these issues, and allow you to make better production and quality decisions on your products.
Mid Year Update: A Review of Some Commonly Asked Questions
Well can you believe that the first half of the year has already past? With hundreds of questions asked about topics ranging from solders to component mounting, we decided to take a brief moment and discuss a few of the most popular issues that come up from time to time. So if you have a minute, listen in and comment.
IPC 2010 APEX Conference
Well the IPC 2010 APEX Conference has come and gone and if you are wondering what you missed, when it comes to all the technical programs and standards, then look no further. Join us for a brief webinar, where we will review the release of new document revisions, such as IPC-A-610E, J-STD-001E, IPC-A-600H and IPC-6012C and other standards that are currently being worked on. In addition, we will cover the beta classes for new certification materials and their release dates.
And the Winner is? – The Skilled Worker
Industry these days continues to push for more education, degrees and knowledge which is all well and good, yet least we forget that dependable and repeatable skills will continue to have a direct impact on the quality of your product and the bottom line. Join us for a moment as we discuss why your focus still should include updating and maintaining a skilled workgroup.