Become an IPC Design Affiliate!

The core of IPC Design are affiliates. Affiliates are printed board design engineers from around the world who are organized around the key goals of IPC Design: technical networking, continuous learning, engagement with academia, and the advancement of the art and science of printed design engineering.

As a professional design engineer, you have a few choices on how to affiliate with IPC Design – either as a member of an IPC Design Chapter, as an Individual, as a member of a Student Group, or as a member of a Company or Organizational Group.

The following table provides links to the necessary paperwork to complete your affiliation with IPC Design. Before you begin, please review the IPC Design Welcome Packet, as this will provide detailed instructions on how to affiliate, as well as how to create a new IPC Design Chapter, company group, or student group.

IPC Design Affiliation Forms

Document User(s)
IPC Design Welcome Packet All IPC Design Affiliates
IPC Design Policy and Code of Conduct All IPC Design Affiliates
IPC Design Individual Affiliation Agreement Individual Affiliates
IPC Design Chapter Affiliation Agreement New IPC Design Chapters
IPC Design Chapter Bylaws All IPC Design Chapter Affiliates
IPC Design Student Group Affiliation Agreement New Student Groups
IPC Design Company Group Affiliation Agreement Coming Soon
All IPC Design Forms – Zip Archive  

Affiliate with an IPC Design Chapter

Design Engineering Professionals can affiliate with IPC Design as part of an IPC Design chapter – groups of local designer engineers who meet regularly online and face-to-face.

Chapters are encouraged create and upload design content– any media concerning printed board design engineering topics – to the online collaborative platform IPC Works and are encouraged to use content created by other IPC Design affiliates to educate their members.

Chapters are also encouraged to organize and participate in community, industry, and academic outreach activities.

There is no fee from IPC to join an IPC Design chapter. Chapters may charge admission to certain events to fundraise for chapter activities.

Please note that IPC Design chapter membership is not the same an IPC site membership. The following IPC Design Chapters are either established, or are in the process of establishing:

Chapter Name Location
French IPC Design Chapter (Also referred to as French Design Council) France
Israeli IPC Design Chapter Israel
Italian IPC Design Chapter Italy
Greater Salt Lake IPC Design Chapter Salt Lake City, UT, United States
North Texas IPC Design Chapter Dallas-Fort Worth Area, TX, United States

New chapters are affiliating around the world, and this list will be updated periodically to reflect those new chapters. However, if you do not see your area represented, please see ‘Establishing an IPC Design Chapter’ in the IPC Design Welcome and Onboarding Packet (below).

Affiliate as an Individual

Design Engineering Professionals can also affiliate with IPC Design as an individual.

Individual affiliates have access to IPC Design via the online collaborative platform IPC Works. Individuals can create, upload, and download content for their personal education.

Individuals are also encouraged to organize and participate in community, industry, and academic outreach activities.

There is no fee to join as an individual affiliate.

Affiliate as a Company or Organizational Group

Employees of a company or organization may choose to affiliate as a department.

Company or Organizational Group affiliates will have access to IPC Design via the online collaborative platform IPC Works. Individuals can create, upload, and download content for their personal education.

Company or Organizational Group affiliates will also be encouraged to organize and participate in community, industry, and academic outreach activities. They are encouraged to organize events for their company to advance printed board design engineering.

IPC Design Company or Organization group affiliations are still in development, but more information is coming soon.