IPC Offers Tech Ed Course in Germany on Process and Acceptability Requirements: Utilizing J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Standards Together

Nuremberg, Germany, 7 May 2019 – IPC hosted a technical education course on how to jointly use IPC’s popular standards, IPC J-STD-001, recognized globally for its criteria on soldering processes and materials, and IPC-A-610, the most widely used electronics assembly acceptance document, complement each other when used together.

The full-day course imparted by Teresa Rowe, IPC senior director, assembly & standards technology, had participants from eight different European countries from companies such as Volvo Trucks, Dekta Microelectronics, Prodrive Technologies, Microsolder Kft, Realtime Technologies, among others.

With practical exercises attendees reflected on:

  • How these documents complement each other and where they differ;
  • How to provide clear instructions on drawings and documentation;
  • What takes precedence when a conflict occurs in the requirements;
  • How to navigate the complex world of ensuring staff training and proficiency requirements can be met.
  • What is needed to properly flow down requirements to suppliers and the pitfalls of taking shortcuts.

“J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 are written and revised in synergy,” said Teresa Rowe, “so it makes sense to use them together. This course is designed to teach attendees how to use these standards jointly.”

As closing remarks, Rowe reminded attendees to:

  • Be deliberate in their choices
  • Be vigilant of deployment
  • Include the customer as needed
  • Always remember - it’s about the process –

In addition to receiving first-hand educational content, participants enjoyed networking and exchanging best practices with like-minded peers from Europe.

For more information or to register for IPC’s technical educations courses, visit www.ipc.org/TechEd-001-610.