IPC Standards Development: Business Challenges and an Inside View

October 28, 2020 | Graham Naisbitt, Gen3 Systems

With increasing frequency, standardising the standards, such as ISO 9201, imposes certain rules that must be met to ensure “fair play” amongst the supply chain. There will be those familiar with hearing about “false positives/negatives” and “never trust the salesman,” so mitigating these is no easy task. However, there is the chance for each 5-30 Task Group to review industry requirements and set out the work program for the ensuing period. With that in mind, much of what follows is based on comments we learn about from our industry around the world, many of whom are not yet IPC members. Yes, this is a membership recruitment drive, unashamedly, as well as a search for volunteers willing to help create the standards of tomorrow.

X-Rayted Files: A Century of X-Rays in the Automotive Industry, Part 2

October 28, 2020 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

As one of the main users of X-ray inspection, the automotive industry has been one of the main drivers for the development of higher power and higher resolution X-ray imaging systems. Dr. Bill Cardoso continues with Part 2 of this column series.



Operational Excellence: Process Effectiveness Qualification

October 6, 2020 | Alfred Macha, AMT Partners

Traditional supplier qualification processes have been forced to rapidly change to new approaches as suppliers have been affected by shelter-in-place directives across the globe. Alfred Macha discusses the fundamentals of assessment...

Lean Digital Thread: DFM Is Now as Easy as Spellcheck

September 30, 2020 | Sagi Reuven, Siemens Digital Industries

In past columns, Sagi Reuven has written about topics mostly related to the shop floor. In this column, he talks about design for manufacturing (DFM). It is clear to everyone in the Industry 4.0 era that the holy grail is to close the...

X-Rayted Files: A Century of X-Rays in the Automotive Industry, Part 1

September 29, 2020 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

If you have read any of Bill Cardoso's previous columns, you know that he is passionate about X-rays, cars, and electronics. In this column series, he talks about some of his idols, including Curie, Roentgen, Marconi, Galvin, and...

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