Knowledge Continuity in Manufacturing

July 30, 2021 | Ben Gumpert, Lockheed Martin

“Why do we do it that way?” “Because we always have.” Those can be some of the most dreaded words on the manufacturing floor. It means that someone decided at one point to do things a certain way, and you don’t know whether it’s a critical aspect of the assembly process, or just another roadblock to improvement.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

July 30, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

In the past week, we published quite a bit of news—some good, some not so good. The supply chain is likely to be a challenge for the next year or so. But in this industry, technologists always seem to find a workaround.



The original intention of a “no clean” solder was to eliminate the post PCB assembly cleaning process while still not risking any performance or long-term reliability degradation. Some industry surveys indicate that about...

Foundations of the Future: IPC's Generous Support to Upskill Students

July 21, 2021 | IPC Education Foundation, IPC

The electronics industry faces the challenge of attracting talent. The IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) aims to help solve this challenge by increasing awareness of the industry and equipping students with valuable industry-standard...

Her Voice: Game Changer at the Top

July 14, 2021 | Christine Davis, EMS Specialist

Columnist Christine Davis went searching to find female executives who would teach her to lead and to be inspired by. She found one such inspiration in Maggie Hardy...

Reliability Featuring:

  • Cleanliness Behind Many Assembly Challenges Interview with Eric Camden
  • The Meaning of (PCB) Life by Bob Neves
  • Ductility is Your Greatest 'Alloy'—Avoiding Drop Shock by Ranjit Pandher
  • How to Troubleshoot Your Testing Processes by Graham Naisbitt
  • IPC-WP-019: The How to Behind the Cleanliness Requirements in IPC J-STD-001G by Debora Obitz
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