Category Archives: Training

IPC Essentials Preview

A new online course, “IPC Essentials,” designed to enhance knowledge of IPC Standards, the standards development process, and how to use standards, is coming soon to IPC EDGE.

The IPC/EIPC Roadshow: Design for Excellence and “Creovation”

by: Cheryl Tulkoff, CRE, DfR Solutions While it ran, I absolutely loved reading Lucy Kellaway’s fictional Martin Lukes column in the Financial Times. “Creovation,” a combination of creativity and innovation, was one of many great buzzwords Lukes invented that unwittingly mocked management practices in industry. Even though it’s been years since the column ran, that […]

DFX or How I Learned How to Stop Worrying by Designing Reliability In

One of the most useful things I’ve learned after spending more than 15 years as a process engineer is that assembly processes can easily make a design worse but they can never make it better. Decisions made early in the design phase ultimately predict final product success. Poor material choices, marginal suppliers, incorrect pad geometries […]

IPC Expands Online Video Training Resources

IPC’s Assembly Training Library is now available through the Internet. With the purchase of a one-year license, your company will gain complete online access to these training videos using high-resolution video streaming — as well as all of the automated testing programs found on the IPC website. There is no costly IT implementation, or complicated […]

B2B Marketing in a Digital Age Workshop at IPC Midwest

Tuesday, August 21 • 1:30–5:00 pm; Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Schaumburg, Ill. Rich Heimsch, Director, and Greg Robinson, Co-Owner &  Director, Protean Marketing Communication Though led by consumer purchasing, business-to-business (B2B) companies are rapidly entering ecommerce space as a way to simultaneously reach new customers, increase sales and cut costs.   Their customers are also […]

IPC OVT – Computer-Based Training… Now SCORM Compliant/LMS Ready

By Mark Pritchard, IPC  Director of Media Training Whether you run a Learning Management System (LMS) and require SCORM-compliance for all your training programs, or just need something to train your students on a stand-alone computer… IPC’s new OVT (Online Video Training) platform is designed for you. For many years, IPC has been providing video […]

Some solutions for intermittent problems

Intermittent field problems are among the most expensive warranty issues to handle. It can take years to find the root cause, then figuring out a solution to eliminate the problem can be difficult. So it’s pretty wise to take steps to avoid problems that cause sporadic failures. One of these, tin whiskers, has been vexing […]

Training & Reference Guides Updated for IPC-A-610E and J-STD-001E Now Available

Through-Hole Solder Joint Evaluation Training & Reference Guide   A great tool for your operators and inspectors, DRM-PTH has been fully updated to Revision E of the latest IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 standards. This compact spiral-bound training & reference guide is packed full of crucial acceptance criteria for evaluating through-hole solder joints. Every graphic clearly shows the […]

New! FREE automated testing for ALL IPC (English language) video training programs

To find your exam, go to the test index page to find the appropriate online exam link for your students. Watch the video, take the test, get your certificate — it’s easy. At the login, each student is asked to type his or her name, company and optional e-mail address. The name and company will […]

The state of the economy and future outlook (IPC webinar recap)

Great Depression it isn’t, but “Greatest Recession” it is, if you’re talking post-war. On Tuesday, IPC hosted another segment in the IPC Executive Webcast Series, “The State of the Economy and Future Outlook.”