Better by Design

IPC Design brings printed board design professionals together in order to better themselves and their colleagues through professional networking, ongoing technical education, and engagement with academics and the next generation of printed board designers

Introducing the IPC Design Competition 2022
Board designers from around the world: do you have what it takes to be the BEST? Register for the IPC Design Competition and find out!
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Become an IPC Design Affiliate!

Affiliating with IPC Design instantly connects you with printed board design engineers in your own backyard and half the world away. IPC Design is a low obligation, zero-cost way to expand your professional network, interact with academia and the next generation of printed board professionals; and be the first in line for IPC events. 

IPC Design utilizes Discord, a free-to-use community chat and video platform. Discord works with your internet browser and desktop, iOS, and Android applications. (If using the web-based application, you may need to request to be whitelisted by your IT department.)

IPC Design is completely free. Register using the form below.

PCB Design for Military & Aerospace Applications
This course addresses specific challenges encountered in military and aerospace applications, including the effects of vibration, shock, radiation, and altitude, extended operating temperature range, and other design considerations for high reliability applications.
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PCB Design for Rigid-Flex Boards
This course provides the skills necessary to effectively implement designs requiring flex and rigidflex circuits in accordance with product requirements. The class also focuses on the impact of these designs on manufacturing and assembly techniques, documentation, and manufacturing file generation.
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Find the PCB Design Course You Need
Whether you need an introductory course or need to add advanced design knowledge to your skillset, IPC has the design courses needed to deliver effective and reliable designs to your customers.
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Complete the IPC Design Affiliation Form

Use this form to complete your affiliation with IPC Design. You will receive an email from within the next 2 business with a personalized password to join the IPC Design Discord server of your choice. Still have questions? Contact 


This User Agreement (‘Agreement’) is intended for all affiliates of IPC Design, a program of IPC International (“IPC”). The rules and etiquette presented in this Policy apply to all meetings of Affiliates and to the behavior of Affiliates when using any service that is provided or moderated by IPC International (‘IPC Services’) including, but not limited to, IPCWorks, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Discord. . 

We reserve the right to revoke your affiliation with IPC Design if any of the below rules or etiquette are violated.

By accessing or participating in IPC Design you understand and agree not to engage in, encourage, or otherwise support any of the following.

  1. Illegal or fraudulent activity or any harm to IPC or its Affiliates.

  2. The discussion or distribution of profane, obscene, inappropriate, explicit, pornographic, or disruptive material of any kind.

  3. The  distribution of any copyrighted materials to the extent that such  distribution may violate the intellectual property rights of any third party or local intellectual property laws.

  4. The discussion or distribution of any content that you know is false, inaccurate, libelous, or otherwise misleading in any way.

  5. Any intentional misrepresentation of your business or qualifications.

  6. Threats, personal attacks, abusive, defamatory, derogatory, or inflammatory language, or stalking or harassment of any individual, entity or organization is strictly prohibited in IPC Services or any Affiliate meeting.

  7. Discriminatory or hateful speech of any kind regarding age, gender, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or disability is strictly prohibited in IPC Services or any Affiliate meeting.

By accessing utilizing IPC Services, you understand and agree not to engage in, encourage, or otherwise support any of the following:

  1. Do not submit content to IPC Services that contains any computer viruses, worms, or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.

  2. Do not post or transmit material that you do not have the right to post or transmit under law (such as copyright, trade secret or securities) or due to your personal contractual or fiduciary relationships.

  3. Do not use IPC Platforms in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair IPC’s servers or networks, or interfere with any other Affiliate's use and enjoyment of IPC’s Platform.

  4. Do not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, screen names, computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. IPC reserves the right to enlist any legal and/or technical remedies necessary to prevent the violation of this provision.

  5. Do not to engage in any spamming or excessive posting, or submit content that is disruptive, off-topic, deliberately intended to have a negative impact on the IPC Services or its Affiliates, or otherwise interfere with the ability of others to enjoy or comfortably use IPC Services.

  6. Do not post any personal or identifying information about another person without that person’s prior written consent, including addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers, and use care in posting your personal or identifying information.

  7. Posting unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or pyramid or multi-level marketing schemes, or using automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data-mining tools, or other means to download data from the IPC Services is strictly prohibited.

The following copyright and intellectual property rules apply to all virtual and face-to-face meetings of Affiliates, as well as IPC Services. By accessing or participating in IPC Design you understand and agree to the following:

  1. Infringement on any party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights, or right of publicity or privacy, is strictly prohibited and is the sole responsibility of the Affiliate.

  2. By submitting any content to the IPC Services, you warrant and represent that you are the copyright owner of the content, that the copyright owner of the content has granted you permission to use such content consistent with the manner and purpose of your use, or that the material may be posted under the fair use doctrine of copyright law.

  3. Using the IPC Services to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted material, including photos, artwork, text, recordings, designs, computer programs, or derivative works of such programs is strictly prohibited and subject to removal.

For any questions regarding this agreement, please contact