Safari Circuits Lends Support to New IPC Training Video, SMT Component Removal

By Mark Pritchard, director, media training

Safari Circuits of Otsego, Mich. has once again provided technical and financial assistance to help create a new IPC training video, SMT Component Removal.

Chris Barrett, quality inspection and training manager at Safari Circuits travelled to the IPC Video office in Taos, N.M. to shoot this new video during the week of Oct 6. Chris also provided the hands-on soldering demonstrations for another upcoming video on Soldering Iron Tip Care during that week.

Safari Circuits contributed the costs of Chris’ time and travel to support these IPC training efforts.

This is the fifth video that Safari has sponsored, all of which have won industry awards.

144C: Hand Soldering – SMT Component Installation / Communicator Award
143C: Through Hole Component Preparation and Hand Soldering / Telly Award
145C: Basic SMT Rework without Component Removal / AVA Digital Award
118C: Terminal Soldering / Telly Award
141C: Through Hole Soldering – Rework and Component Removal / W3 Award

Our sincere thanks to Chris Barrett and Safari Circuits for this outstanding contribution to the educational efforts of our industry.

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