IPC Standards

Why Should Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) Use IPC Standards?

To achieve a high quality end product and maintain a competitive position in the marketplace, you need to infuse quality throughout the manufacturing process.

Did you know there is an IPC standard associated with nearly every step of printed circuit board production and assembly? From design and purchasing to assembly and acceptance, IPC offers a standard to help you assure superior quality, reliability and consistency in the electronic assemblies that go into your product.

As with the manufacturing process – which uses a step-by-step approach – IPC standards also build upon one another. To achieve your desired results, it's important to implement the appropriate IPC standards associated with each step of production.

Why Use IPC Standards in Your Manufacturing Process?

Gain Control Over End Product Quality and Reliability – Quality and reliability are the cornerstones of competing in the marketplace and critical to your company's reputation and profitability. By implementing IPC standards throughout the manufacturing process, you help ensure better performance, longer life and compliance with lead-free regulations.

Improve Communication with Suppliers and Employees – IPC standards are the standards that your competitors, suppliers and EMS providers use. Working from an established IPC standard helps all of you to "speak the same language" – the language of the global electronic industry. In addition, using IPC standards eliminates confusion for employees, because they know they need to perform to an established industry standard.

Help Contain Costs – Ensuring that your design and the bare boards you purchase comply with IPC standards allows you to produce electronic assemblies that meet stringent quality tests down the line, minimizing costly delays, rework and scrap.

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