IPC-7711/21B French Language Released:
Lead-Free Support and Inspection Guidelines for Repairs and Modifications Updated

IPC-7711/21BBANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, April 10, 2013IPC®  announced the French language release of IPC-7711/21B, Reprise, Modification et Réparation des Assemblages Electroniques. The new B revision involved a complete review and update of every rework and repair procedure (totaling several hundred) to ensure applicability to both lead-free and traditional tin-lead soldered assemblies.

“The revision B document is without a doubt the most inclusive, cost effective avenue to assist the technician in utilizing guidelines for both tin-lead and lead-free rework and repair processes,” said Peggi Blakley, equipment specialist, NSWC Crane. “This document also provides a technician the ability to review ‘what to look for’ guidelines when inspecting completed work. This is truly a technician’s must-have item.”

Nancy Chism, training supervisor with Flextronics, agrees, “We use this manual to teach rework and repair procedures that are repeatable, stable and safe. It works for the operator as well as the engineer.”

The guide was developed in three parts. Part 1- General Requirements has been updated for ease of use and provides important direction and guidelines for all procedures including those common to rework, repair and modification. Part 2 focuses on the tools, materials and methods to be used in removing and replacing surface mount and through-hole components. Part 3 details the procedures for modifying assemblies and accomplishing laminate and conductor repairs.

This 300+ page, single-volume guide is provided in a three-ring binder for easy updating and includes all previously published changes and several new procedures for BGAs (including reballing) and flex-print repair. Color illustrations of many of the procedures have been added to help the user better understand the guide. Users can insert company-specific procedures or remove just the pages needed for a specific job to help keep the workbench clear.

IPC members may request a free single-user download of IPC-7711/21B-FR by sending an e-mail to MemberTechRequests@ipc.org within 90 days of the document’s publication date. After that date, IPC members may purchase the standard for $75. The industry price is $150. For more information or to purchase IPC-7711/21B-FR, visit www.ipc.org/7711-21-fr. IPC-7711/21B-FR can also be purchased by contacting either of IPC’s official distributors in France — Iftec, at iftec@iftec.fr or Normadoc at info@normadoc.com.

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