PCB (Printed Circuit Board)/Electronics Inspection Training? IPC-A-610?

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Stijloor

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can anyone give me the Do's and Don'ts for PCB assembly process?
Welcome to The Cove Forums!! :bigwave: :bigwave:

What specific question(s) do you have about PCB assembly?
Please keep in mind, specific questions tend to receive more answers. ;)

Stijloor.
 
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soldertraining

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Well firstly I want to share that Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies IPC certification program is the most trusted and widely-used specification published by the IPC for the electronics manufacturing industry. This publication is a visual document that provides comprehensive accept/reject criteria for the handling of electronic assemblies, mechanical assemblies, component installation, location, orientation, soldering, cleanliness of assemblies, marking of assemblies, coatings, laminate conditions, discrete wiring assembly and surface mount assemblies. The IPC-A-610 Operator/Inspector Training students to become a certified IPC specialist will entail them be evaluated on their mastery of looking up specifications in the IPC-A-610 spec. and carries a 2 year credentialing cycle.
 
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nkjames

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Hey PCB610!

So the basic process for doing soldering professionally begins with, as you've stated, an IPC certification. In order to attain one, you must participate in a course. There are many soldering schools located throughout the country and some offer courses online. Most corporations require certification and are usually willing to pay for the course once you've been hired.

I hope this was helpful and feel free to reach out with any questions!

Regards,

Nikolas
 
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Al Rosen

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Hey PCB610!

So the basic process for doing soldering professionally begins with, as you've stated, an IPC certification. In order to attain one, you must participate in a course. There are many soldering schools located throughout the country and some offer courses online, of which I cannot yet share links to since this is my first post. You can check my profile for a link. Most corporations require certification and are usually willing to pay for the course once you've been hired.

I hope this was helpful and feel free to reach out with any questions!

Regards,

Nikolas
Self promotion is frowned upon in this forum.
 
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nkjames

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can anyone give me the Do's and Don'ts for PCB assembly process?
I don't know the do's and don'ts for PCB specifically, but I do have a short blurb on some of the best soldering practices:

Soldering is an acquired skill and takes technical training and certification as well as many accumulated hours of practice to become highly proficient at it. Success in the world of repair and manufacturing is hinged upon the quality and quantity of training. For any certified IPC Specialist, the completion of training courses such as the IPC 610, IPC-A-620 and j-std-001 certification are necessary for operating at high level of competence. Maintaining a high threshold of quality is also predicated on the caliber of equipment being used. It is nearly impossible to maintain a standard of excellence without quality components and an understanding of the do’s and don’t of soldering.

When soldering, one should strive to provide quality output. To do so, you must choose and meticulously maintain a high technology soldering station. A high quality soldering station is capable of reaching temperatures of 350 degrees celsius or 662 degrees fahrenheit in under 5 seconds. You will also want your station to recover the temperature of your tip extremely quickly. The less time spent waiting for shoddy soldering equipment to heat up, the faster you will acquire the skills needed to become a professional. Recovering the temperature of your tip at a fast pace will increase efficiency and allow you to solder at lower temperatures.

Another key feature in a quality soldering rig is ensuring you have a "sleep" or "hibernation" mode, which will increase the life of your soldering tip. The soldering tip used will depend on the specific task at hand. It is imperative that you know which tip to use for which job. With over 400 different tip styles, it can be difficult to determine which tip will be most effective for the task at hand. Most people who complete their IPC soldering training and certification will find such stylistic choices become painfully obvious.
 

JamesBarnhart

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The IPC-A-610 Operator/Inspector Training & Certification course provides individuals with a portable credential that represents their understanding of IPC-A-610. When completed and meeting the requirements the students become a certified IPC specialist. This course of designed for those associates involved in many facets of the electronics assembly business. Personnel from the sales, management, procurement, inspection, engineering and project management are all eligible to become certified IPC specialists (CIS) in the IPC-A-610.
 

JamesBarnhart

Starting to get Involved
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Hello,

I noticed a couple of jobs advertised for PCB inspection and wondered whether it would be worth doing the ipc-a-610 or could anyone advised me how to move into this industry?

many thanks

NOTE: IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies Trainng and Certification Program
You need to prove your skills to crack an Interview. If you have that much talent and knowledge then you might need not any certification. Apart from it, it is compulsory to get certified to IPC A-610 to get a job in PCB Inspection.
 
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