STEM: The Future of Our Industry

January 22, 2019 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007

Facing a growing shortage of talented labor with which to fill the employment positions in America, IPC is working to help solve this problem. Colette Buscemi, senior director of IPC’s education programs, is encouraging IPC members to better engage pre-college and post-secondary college students at the local level. Barry Matties spoke with Colette about the educational programs IPC has put in place to invest in future generations, including the STEM program at this year’s IPC APEX EXPO.

IPC APEX EXPO 2019 to Demo Operating CFX Line

January 21, 2019 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

A year on from their first demonstration, IPC’s Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) now nears the release of version 1.0 at this year’s upcoming IPC APEX EXPO. The I-Connect007 team spoke with CFX specialists Michael Ford and Dave Bergman about how far the program has come from the first initial public demo all the way through now becoming a published standard, and what users can expect from the demonstrations planned for the 2019 show.



Eight PCB Assembly Tips for 2019

January 17, 2019 | Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

It's now 2019, and all I'll say on the coming year is that we are in for a wild ride. The last few years have been pretty crazy, and 2019 looks to continue that trend but amped up. While predictions might be fun to muse upon, they...

How Much is Too Much?

January 9, 2019 | Bob Wettermann, BEST, Inc.

One of the typical questions process engineers pose regarding the PCB rework process is, "How many heat cycles are too much?" Asked in another way, the question is, "How would one define a limit on the number of times a...

Smart Factories Are Smart With Their Components; Are You?

January 3, 2019 | Team Altus Group, Altus Group Ltd.

Have you ever been in a situation where your production has stopped because you do not have the correct component? How about a significant unknown shortage in your stockroom that cannot be explained by production or the store’s...

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