Category Archives: Standards

IPC and AATCC to Host Joint Session at AATCC Committee Meetings

By Chris Jorgensen, director, IPC technology transfer IPC and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will host a joint session, Get Hands-On With E-Textiles Standards and Test Methods, Monday, November 12, 3:00-5:00 pm (ET), prior to the AATCC Fall Committee Meetings. During this session, IPC and AATCC will provide an overview of […]

IPC E-Textiles Committee Releases First White Paper on E-Textiles Washability

White paper will be provided free to IPC E-Textiles 2018 attendees. The IPC E-Textiles Committee recognizes that for wearable smart textiles to flourish, there needs to be industry standards with reliability expectations for these products following multiple washing cycles. The committee also knows it will take years for these standards to take shape, but that […]

IPC Committee Chair Asks: What Is Important to You in E-Textiles Standards?

By Chris Jorgensen, director, technology transfer If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it! In the IoClothes 30 in 30 podcast, “Tackling Standards & Testing,” IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee Vice Chair Ben Cooper has some questions for industry. Watch this installment free in the IoClothes Community Discussions and be sure to leave your comments […]

IPC E-Textiles Committee Vice-Chair Launches “30 in 30” Free Video Series to Encourage Discussion on Key Topics in Smart Textiles

IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee vice-chair Ben Cooper is running a new video series “30 in 30” through his IoClothes Forums. The forum discussions will showcase 30 videos in 30 days on topics that are critical to the continued growth of the smart textiles industry. A new video will be released every day for 30 consecutive […]

IPC E-Textiles 2018 – Where Standards, Innovation and Collaboration Will Combine to Create the Perfect Speedstorm

IPC D-70 E-Textiles Committee chair Stephanie Rodgers and vice-chair Ben Cooper spotlight just some of the reasons why you need to be at IPC E-Textiles 2018. Stephanie and Ben are members of the IPC E-Textiles 2018 program committee, which has put together a stellar lineup of technologists from the e-textiles space who will provide real-world […]

Don Dupriest Elected to Chair Top IPC Standards Leadership Committee

Don Dupriest, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control, has been elected chair of the IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) for a two-year term. Dupriest succeeds Chris Mahanna of Robisan Laboratory, Inc., who held the role for IPC’s top standards development oversight committee for the past two years. As a Lockheed Martin Fellow on Lockheed […]

In Memoriam – Brian Butler

It is with deep sadness that IPC announces the death of one of its valued committee members and leaders, Brian Butler, president and CEO of Introbotix, Corp. Brian passed away on March 11, 2018. Brian joined the IPC D-21c High Speed/High Frequency Controlled Impedance Task Group in early 2000. He volunteered for numerous IPC task […]

IPC Publishes New Standard on Low Pressure Molding for Circuitry Encapsulation

IPC-7621 offers cost-effect alternative to potting IPC announces a new standard, IPC-7621, Guideline for Design, Material Selection and General Application of Encapsulation of Electronic Circuit Assembly by Low Pressure Molding with Thermoplastics, a guidance document that offers instruction on using Low Pressure Molding (LPM) in place of potting for circuitry encapsulation. Unlike potting, where the […]

In Search of High Reliability in Printed Board Fabrication for Medical Device Applications

By John Perry, Director of Printed Board Standards & Technology It has been well known that for many years IPC has provided a trio of performance classifications in its suite of standards and specifications for the design, fabrication, assembly and acceptance of printed boards and printed board assemblies. Intended to reflect differences in producibility, complexity, […]

IPC E-Textiles Standards Committee Seeks Comments on Draft of New E-Textiles Standard; Participants Needed to Join Subcommittee to Develop E-Textiles Connectors Guideline

By Chris Jorgensen, director, technology transfer The IPC E-Textiles Materials Subcommittee is collecting comments on the first sections of IPC-4931, Requirements for Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles), Conductive Fibers and Conductive Yarns. This standard will establish the classification system, qualification and quality conformance requirements and electrical/electronic performance requirements for electronically integrated textiles (e-textiles). It also covers similar […]