Investing in training

ART explains how training demonstrates commitment to quality, meets customer expectations, gains industry recognition and supports international trade

2024 will be a busy time for Advanced Rework Technology, working with industry members and IPC to ensure the release of new and revised IPC documents/standards and associated training programmes to maintain the quality of the products and services offered to the electronics industry.

Expected releases for 2024 include IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 Revision J, 7711-7721 Revision D and IPC-A-620 Revision E Space Addendum training programme.

Standardisation is a dynamic function of the electronics industry and is constantly evolving. ART works with IPC to continually move forward with improvements and best practices to support manufacturing.

Advanced Rework Technology has been established for over 30-years and progressed within the industry to becoming a world leader as an IPC and bespoke training provider.

Whether manufacturers require certified or bespoke training courses, ART has the knowledge and trainers to support their needs. Many companies often don’t need certified training but would like to provide evidence their personnel have received industry-based training to support their product or process needs. ART specialises in preparing and presenting bespoke syllabuses working closely with each customer to ensure the content, duration and theory versus practical proportions meet their exact needs.

ART can offer bespoke courses based around many industry lead subjects including but not limited to:

• Introduction to hand soldering
• Rework of surface mount devices
• Rework and repair of printed circuit assemblies
• Wire and terminal assembly and soldering • Cable and wire harness assemblies

Investing in IPC training and certification programmes can help manufacturers: demonstrate to current and potential customers that their company considers rigorous quality control practices very important; meet the requirements of electronics manufacturing companies that expect their suppliers to have important credentials; gain valuable industry recognition for their company and themselves; and facilitate quality assurance initiatives that have become important in international trading.

Individuals can become certified to six key IPC standards:

• IPC 6012, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards

• IPC-A-600, Acceptability of (Bare) Printed Boards

• IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies • IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

• J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies • IPC-7711/7721, Rework, Modification and Repair of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies.

For manufacturers building aerospace products or trying to gain contracts within this field, Advanced Rework Technology is the only
IPC Accredited Training Partner (IPC Training Centre) in the UK who is authorised to teach both of the IPC Space Addendum training courses for J-STD-001 and IPC-A-620.

To enhance the training and consultancy services offered, ART has invested in state-of-the-art soldering and rework equipment, keeping pace with ever changing industry and technologies.