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IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Specialist Certification

This course is designed to help electronic manufacturers achieve the highest quality, productivity, and cost-effective production by ensuring that personnel can correctly apply the acceptability criteria of the IPC-A-600"Acceptability of Printed Boards"

Course Objective:
The objective of this programme is to familiarise the student with the IPC-A-600 document to include the general requirements of the specification and related documents, the differences between the classes of product, and define the acceptance criteria for various conditions including internal and external observable conditions.

Course Topics:

Printed board product classifications and acceptance criteria
Base material surface and subsurface conditions, such as measling/crazing
Solder resist coverage over conductors and registration to lands
Conductor width and spacing, and annular ring requirements
Dielectric material criteria for etchback, voids, and resin recession
Plated-through hole requirements for copper plating thickness, voids, nodules and cracks
Acceptance criteria for flexible, rigid-flex, and metal core printed boards

Course Modules:

Module 1 : Introduction/IPC Professional training policies
Module 2 : External Observable Characteristics
Module 3 : Internal Observable Characteristics
Module 4 : Miscellaneous

Knowledge of acceptance criteria is essential in tracing nonconforming conditions to their origins in the manufacturing process. The training program makes a powerful statement to users of printed circuit boards that a company is serious about continuous quality improvement. No one wants to put dozens of expensive components on a defective PWB. IPC-A-600 training and certification gives the student the information to do a better job at incoming inspection.

Course Duration:
Varies according to the modules selected

Suitable For:
PCB Vendors, Suppliers, Procurers, QA Personnel

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