IPC Hand Soldering Competitions

One of the significant processes in printed circuit board assembly is the hand soldering station. The personnel who work in these soldering stations have a special gift when it comes to soldering components to a printed circuit board assembly.

IPC brings to the forefront these gifted individuals by sponsoring regional hand soldering competitions (HSC) at various exhibitions/conferences throughout the world. At these events, the hand soldering competitors, representing their companies, demonstrate their successful abilities to hand solder a printed circuit board to IPC-A-610G within a specified time limit.

IPC provides competitions at the professional and the student levels, giving cash prizes to first, second and third place winners.

IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Hand Soldering and Rework World Championship Results

First Place:  Ryosuke Matsunami – PWB Corporation, Japan

Second Place: Wenji ZHANG – Jiangsu Jinling Mechanism Manufacture Factory, China

Third Place: Le Van Linh – Spartronics Vietnam Co.,LTD, Vietnam

IPC would like to thank our sponsors:

  • Premiere Sponsor – HAKKO
  • Supporting Sponsors – BLACKFOX and THALES
  • Supporters – JH Technologies and SFM Societe Francaise de Microscopie

Upcoming Events

View upcoming Hand Soldering Competition Events.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For European sponsorship opportunities, contact PhilippeLeonard@ipc.org.