“Operator Requirements For Soldered Electrical and Electronics Assemblies”
The purpose of this course is to assist the electronic manufacturer in the production of high quality products at the lowest possible cost by providing a greater understanding of the soldering and assembly processes through “standard” training.
IPC certification demonstrates a commitment to customer requirements and greatly assists companies dedicated to ISO-9000 or other quality assurance initiatives.
The three major benefits of receiving or renewing IPC certification in electronic assemblies and inspection include:
1.) Building Consistent Products
Consistency is key to profitability and industry success. Maintaining IPC certification in visual inspection of electronic assemblies provides guidelines and standards for the efficient production of a consistent product. Consistency in manufacturing methods and final product specifications has a direct and positive correlation to consumer satisfaction and repeat business.
In terms of industry compliance, failure to follow the most widely accepted set of IPC standards results in a “massive duplication of effort costing the industry millions of man hours in waste and creating industry chaos and global non-standardization.” An organization’s level of internal consistency should mirror industry best practices to guarantee optimal production symmetry and cooperation.
2.) Improving Cross-Channel Communications
Miscommunication can lead to inconsistency and delayed production. In the OEM and EMS industry, it is crucial that vendors and manufacturers use the same terminology and practice the same standards. IPC certification ensures that this is the case. Employees and managers from all sides of supply channels confirm the benefits of IPC certification in cross-channel communication and attribute their success, in large part, to speaking the same language. When cross-channel interactions are streamlined, overall production time and coordination is improved.
3.) Reducing Costs
When a company is able to produce consistently and streamline cross-channel communications and interactions, what follows is a natural reduction in production costs.
The requirements laid out in J-STD-001 courses ensure that each product, at each stage in the assembly line and process, is evaluated and serviced under the same scrutiny as others. This will not only reduce costs by decreasing the number of rebuilds and reworks, but also improve production time. These certifications ensure that your operation employs a higher standard of quality control.
After receiving or renewing your IPC certifications, you’ll find that your ability to efficiently produce a consistent, high-quality product, and communicate with other vendors/manufacturers in your supply chain, becomes significantly simpler. These certifications not only enable your company to become a trusted provider within the industry, but also allow for future business growth.
Successfully pass the written exam with a score of 70% or better and perform at Class 3 Acceptable for the Practical exam
Module 1 – Overview of J-STD-001 requirements and general requirements.
Module 2 – Study of the J-STD requirements applicable to the assembly and soldering of Wires and Terminals, and practical exercises for development and demonstration of soldering skills.
Module 3 – Study of the J-STD requirements applicable to the assembly and soldering of Through Hole connections, and practical exercises for development and demonstration of soldering skills.
Module 4 – Study of the J-STD requirements applicable to the assembly and soldering of Surface Mount components, and practical exercises for development and demonstration of soldering skills.
Module 5 – Study of the theory and application of Inspection Techniques required by the J-STD, and a practical exercise to develop and demonstrate inspection skills.