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 Regional Hand Soldering Competition Winners

IPC in conjunction with Electrosub would like to recognize the European regional winners of the IPC Hand Soldering Competition held on April 3-5, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

Professional Winners

First place: Istvan Bidlek, representing - Elektromont Kft. (Invited to World Championship in Munich, November 2019)
Second place: Adam Istvan, representing - Eurocircuits Kft.
Third place: Imre Papp, representing - Elektromont Kft.

Student Winners

First place: Varga Balazs
Second place: Toszegi Mate
Third place: Balazs Markus

IPC would like to thank our Gold Sponsors who supported this regional hand soldering competition; JBC, HAKKO, and Thales.

Upcoming Events

View upcoming Hand Soldering Competition Events.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

For China sponsorship opportunities, contact ChuckLi@ipc.org.