IPC is a global electronics industry association whose aim is to standardize the assembly and production requirements of electronic equipment and assemblies. IPC is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developing organization. It publishes the most widely used acceptability standards in the electronics industry. The IPC’s standards are used worldwide and participation is voluntarily. Standards published by IPC include:
IPC standards are used by the manufacturing department of myProto.. J-STD-001 (equivalent to IPC-A-610), Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, which is used worldwide by original equipment manufacturers and EMS companies. From our perspective, using the IPCs standards puts us and our customers on the same page. When we approve a project for production, the product meets standards that are acceptable to the industry at high extend.
How we use IPC Standards at myProto
We have an IPC specialist on staff certified as an IPC trainer. The specialist is now being recertified every 2 years. This enables the entire manufacturing department to be aligned with IPC standards, including:
Why we use IPC Standards at myProto
Our goal is to be transparent to our clients for the quality of products we manufacture. That way, we can assure our clients that we are building high-quality products on their behalf, and they in turn can assure their end markets and partners that the product they market and sell will perform as aspected. Furthermore, IPC Standards permits us to contact our clients and suppliers in a language, which is common between designers, assemblers, and testers. Such fact eliminates confusion, speeds up verification, and consequently reduces costs – such as reworks on an assembly.
Which IPC Standard do we use at myProto
At myProto, the J-STD-001 Acceptability Standard are our main measurement for quality.. J-STD-001 Standard covers, between others, the following elements:
In addition to A-610, we also use the following standards:
In case a manufactured product from myProto is rejected, the manufacturing department takes the following corrective actions depending on the nature of the defect: