(2010), "IPC J-STD-001E released: Industry Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies Updated", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 22 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ssmt.2010.21922cab.006
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IPC J-STD-001E released: Industry Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies Updated
Article Type: Industry news From: Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Volume 22, Issue 3
IPC has released the E revision of IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies. Recognised worldwide as the sole industry-consensus standard for soldering processes and materials, IPC J-STD-001E encompasses advanced technologies and provides new and updated criteria for all three classes of construction as well as expanded support for lead-free manufacturing.
The product of a four-and-a-half year revision process involving more than 3,500 meeting hours from dedicated volunteers in the USA, Asia and Europe as well as countless hours of industry-wide review through the consensus-building balloting process, IPC J-STD-001E contains new, expanded, updated and consolidated soldering criteria. Some of the significant changes are: new hole-fill criteria for Classes 1 and 2, new SMT termination criteria (flattened post/nail-head), expanded area array (non-collapsible balls and column grid array), expanded staking and adhesive criteria for bonding of through-hole and SMT components to PCBs, consolidated thermal management criteria and consolidated lead placement and soldering criteria for each terminal type.
In addition to the technical changes made to the standard, extensive enhancements were made to the organization of the document to improve ease of use and clarity. New and updated, full-colour illustrations facilitate further understanding.
DEK expands stencil manufacturing network
Building on its comprehensive global stencil manufacturing base, DEK has recently expanded the reach of its stencil operations by appointing Gauteng-based stencil specialist, Laser Stencil Technology (PTY) Ltd, as a new licensee. The Laser Stencil Technology manufacturing facility will serve the burgeoning South Africa region, which is home to many leading EMS and OEM firms.
The DEK stencil franchise and license philosophy ensures that manufacturing is strategically positioned to serve local customers with the most advanced stencil production equipment, quick turnaround capabilities, superior personalised service and technical expertise. Locally owned and operated, the appointment of Laser Stencil Technology makes popular DEK stencil technologies such as the patented VectorGuard® range even more accessible for customers in South Africa.
“Licensing our VectorGuard stencils to partners in various locations across the globe has effectively enabled us to expand our technology footprint, while allowing customers to manage their business locally,” explains Global Franchise and Product Manager, Michael Zahn. “It really is a win-win: superior quality and technical expertise are all consistently delivered, since we ensure all license partners meet our exacting standards. As well as our market-leading technology, South African customers can now also enjoy the ‘round the corner’ mindset that comes with a local manufacturing relationship.”
Under the terms of the new agreement, Laser Stencil Technology (PTY) Ltd is a licensee of the company’s multi-award-winning VectorGuard™ stencil system, a frame and foil tensioning design that is now arguably recognised as the industry’s superior stencil technology. VectorGuard’s ease of use, improved print quality, high yield performance and reduced storage requirements are all advantages for customers and offerings exclusive to DEK VectorGuard licensees.
DEK’s global stencil network also includes DEK-owned and franchise-operated manufacturing sites in Americas, Asia and Europe, providing multi-national customers with worldwide stencil engineering teams to facilitate technology transfer requirements in virtually any region globally. For complete information on the range of DEK stencil products offered and site-specific details, log onto: www.dek.com