IPC is a global association that continually develops and publishes the world’s most widely used quality standards for electronic production of bare boards plus circuit board assembling and soldering.

Tallinn Polytechnic School (Tallinna Polütehnikum), IPC’s Training Center in Estonia, organizes and invites you to an informative and entertaining seminar in Estonia held by Mr. Lars Wallin, IPC’s Europe Representative. The seminar has been very much appreciated by thousands of attendees active in the electronic hardware production chain in many European countries. The presentations explain how IPC standards are developed and guide you through the whole production chain and show how repair costs can be reduced and quality can be improved with the appropriate IPC standards for each stage in production.

With the introduction of EU’s RoHS directives, the conditions for the whole chain of electronic production from design via CAD and bare boards to circuit board assembly have changed in many respects. The seminar presents suggestions in the form of IPC standards and training which can improve reliability of lead-free circuit board assemblies and shows what the economic consequences can be when quality and yield decreases.

The seminar gives interesting and useful information for everyone working within electronic production such as bare board and circuit board manufacturers, electronic designers, production managers and technicians, purchasers, quality engineers, etc.

REGISTRATION:

By e-mail to ipc@tptlive.ee or phone to +372 56707246.

The number of places is limited so please register as soon as possible.

 

PRICE:

€ 40 per participant (free for members of Estonian Electronics Industries Association and IPC members), including documentation and lunch.

 

 

Agenda February 13th

 

For Production of reliable PCBAs

 

Headline:

To have in mind for production and ordering of reliable PCBAs with the assistance of IPC Standards.

 

Block 1 09:00-10:00

What quality and reliability problems can occur in PCBAs?

 

 ·       Introduction, goal and agenda.

 ·       Typical problem with PCB and PCBA and its costs.

 ·       Is it larger risks with a Lead Free process?

 ·       Why does this quality and reliability problems occur? Examples from the real electronic world.

 ·        What can this quality and reliability problems cost later in the life time of the PCBAs? Examples from the real electronic world.

 

Block 2 10:00-10:30

Demand for IPC Class 2 or 3 through the entire production chain?

 

·     What does it mean?

·     What does Level A, B and C means in some IPC Standards.

·     What should the purchasing think about when ordering PCBs and PCBAs?

·     Can exceptions be done?

 

Coffee Break 10:30-10:45

 

Block 3 10:45-11:15

Welcome to the electronic designers and CAD world.

 

·       Advice to project leaders, product owners and electronic designers before they start to develop a new electronic product.

·       Material Declaration?

·       To think about when Press fit its demanded?

·       IPC-2221B, IPC-2222A, IPC-2615 and IPC-7351B will be discussed plus others relevant IPC standards for electronic design and CAD.

·       What can a CAD mistake cost later in the production chain of a complete PCBA?

 

Block 4 11:15-12:30

Welcome to the world of Bare Board manufacturing. (Let us take a tour)

 

·       What should a bare board (PCB) order contain?

·       IPC-6012D, IPC-A-600G and J-STD-003 will be discussed.

·       Base Material is an important choice? IPC-4101E will be discussed.

·       What effect has RoHS and moisture on material properties like Tg, Td, Dk & Df?

·       CAF.

·       Manufacturing of a 2-Layer and a 4-Layer bare board.

·       To think about when Press fit is produced?

·       Different surface finishes and it’s plus and minus?

·       How long time can PCBs be in stock? IPC-1601A will be discussed.

 

Lunch 12:30-13:30

Block 5 13:30-14:00

 

If the PCB is not OK?

 

·       Which tests on a PCB can be done at an international laboratory?

·       Guide for Cad and PCB parameters and its technical and price level?

 

Block 6 14:00-15:30

Welcome to the world of Assembling and Soldering.

 

·       Which parameters are important for always achieving the perfect solder joint according to IPC Class 2 and 3?

·       Is voids, heat and moisture a problem for the components?

·       Head on Pillow will be discussed.

·        What does it cost to scrap and repair?

o   Examples from the real electronic world.

·       J-STD-001G, IPC-610G, IPC-7711/21C and IPC-620C will be discussed plus others relevant IPC standards for solder paste application, assembling and soldering.

 

Coffee Break 15:30-15:45

Block 7 15:45-16:15

Welcome to the world of Cleaning and Conformal Coating.

 

·          Why Cleaning, Measuring and Lacking?

·         Is Clean really Clean?

·         Cleaning requirements?

·         Different methods of cleaning PCBAs?

·         IPC-CH-65B, IPC-CC-830B and IPC-HDBK-830 will be discussed plus other relevant IPC standards for cleaning and conformal coating.

 

Block 8 16:45-16:30

 

Does it exit a need for an IPC Checklist?

 

·       How can an IPC checklist be useful in the entire production chain of a PCBA?

·       Guide for PCBA parameters and its technical and price level?

·       Introduction to an “IPC Generic Specification for Rigid PCBs and PCBAs”.

 

 All attendants will have a copy of the IPC Checklist!

 

Block 9 16:30-17:00

Q and A plus adjourned.

 

 

Agenda February 14th

IPC Class 3 Production

 

Block 1 09:00-11:30 (Including one coffee break)

Being able to design and produce a high-tech PCBs according to IPC Class 3 in volumes larger than 100 pieses requires control over countless factors. In addition, knowledge of more than 70 IPC Standards is critical. The combination of this two factors is demanding but ultimately positive for retun of investments. This workshop will give the attendeesthe tools to meet both the external expetations and the internal yield goals for IPC Class 3.

 

Demands for producing IPC Class 3 through the entire electronic chain.

The Workshop will cover the following areas:

·     What shall the Project leaders and the Electronic design think about and specify to be able to fulfill the demands for IPC Class 3?

·     Which IPC standards are helpful?

·     Needs for the CAD department to do so the bare board manufactures will be able to produce IPC Class 3?

·      Which IPC standards are helpful?

·     How can the purchasing process secure that the delivered bare boards are produced according to IPC Class 3?

·      Which IPC standards are helpful?

·     What shall the assembly and soldering departments do to fulfill the demands so the solder joints will be according to IPC Class 3?

·      Which IPC standards are helpful?

 ·      Proposal how to write an “IPC Generic Specification for Rigid PCBs and PCBAs”, which can be used as a attachment to an purchasorder.

 

 

IPC Troubleshooting

Block 2 11:30-14:30 (Including lunch 12:00-13:00)

In this workshop, we will study three real-life cases and use variousmethodes for analyzing the problem and recomended actions to ensure it will not reoccur

Why Aren´t My Solder Joints Perfect?

Methods for Analyzing and Recommended Actions to                     

Solve the Problem and Ensure That It Will Not Happened Again.

The Workshop will cover the following areas:

The cause of a bad solder joint can be hard to find!

                 Case number 1:                                                         

·       The solder doesn’t fill the plated through holes according to IPC Class 3.

·       What is the Root Cause (s)?

·       What can such a problem cost?

  The cause of a bad solder joint can be hard to find!

 

Case number 2:

·     Tomb Stoning of 0402 components, defect according to IPC Class 3.

·     What is the Root Cause (s)?

·     What can such a problem cost?

The cause of a bad solder joint can be hard to find!

 

Case number 3:

·     HIP/HOP (Head In Pillow/Head On Pillow), defect acc. to IPC Class 3.

·     What is the Root Cause (s)?

·     What can such a problem cost?

 

Block 3 14:30-15:00

Q and A plus adjourned.