As a nationally-renowned IPC Master Training site, Ensil can bring your electronic technicians up to an entirely new level of knowledge, skill and precision. Learning within a fully functional repair lab, our students experience real-life IPC applications across numerous technology sectors right before their eyes. Ensil offers a variety of IPC certifications to meet your changing needs. From learning acceptable methods of visual inspection to mastering soldering and rework skills, Ensil instructors can give your staff the skills they need to increase your production while reducing non-conformances.
The IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies Standard provides visual acceptance requirements for electronics and circuit board assembly. It is the most widely used standard published by the IPC with an international reputation as the source for end product acceptance criteria for products ranging from consumer electronics to high reliability printed wiring assemblies. The standard addresses the acceptability criteria for component mounting, mechanical assembly, component attachment, solder connections, laminate condition, jumper wire installation, cable/harness lacing, and many other visually inspectable attributes of electronic assemblies. This standard does not reference process or materials, and can be thought of as a big comprehensive picture book devoted to classifying assembly attributes as acceptable or not-acceptable.
The IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies Standard, sometimes called the National Soldering Standard, is the industry’s most widely recognized standard for electronics assembly. The standard prescribes the materials, methods, processes, and verification criteria for producing quality soldered connections. The standard, which is an industry consensus document, emphasizes process control methodologies in the assembly process. The J-STD-001, although not adopted by the Department of Defence (DOD), is being used as a replacement for the military assembly specification MIL-STD-2000.
The IPC-7711 Rework of Electronics Assemblies and IPC-7721 Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies Standards were developed to provide companies repair procedures. These standards prescribe the materials, methods, processes, and verification criteria for reworking and repairing printed wiring assemblies and printed wiring boards. The standards list step-by-step industry accepted procedures that may be used to complete rework or repair of plated through hole (pth), surface mount technology (SMT), printed circuit board (pcb) laminate damage, plated through hole damage, and other complex tasks. Ideal candidates should have a background in electronic assembly, reasonable hand dexterity, and been tasked to conduct IPC-7711/7721 Operator Proficiency Certification Courses.