IPC Standards and Documents
Standardization is a constantly adapting function of the electronics industry. As an industry, IPC is continually moving forward with improvements and best practices for optimal electronics manufacturing. IPC supports the industry by providing updates and changes to IPC standards, handbooks, technical reports, and white papers. IPC’s continual progression is its promise to the electronics industry.
IPC-A-610 is the world’s leading electronics assembly standard. Used by many quality assurance and assembly departments, IPC-A-610D provides workmanship criteria for electronic assemblies with detailed photographs and illustrations. Topics include lead free, component orientation and soldering criteria for through-hole, SMT and discrete wiring assemblies, mechanical assembly, cleaning, marking, coating, and laminate requirements.
IPC-A-610 is invaluable for all levels of people involved in electronics assembly. The latest revision has several new and updated illustrations of acceptability criteria and has been critically reviewed for clarity and accuracy. The document reflects the requirements expressed in other industry consensus documents and is used alongside the material and process standard IPC J-STD-001.