The 2022 PIEK training calendar is now ready and includes all regional and online training courses: https://piektraining.com/en/training-calendar/. The sites that you can choose from in 2022 are: Heerlen (head office), Weingarten near Karlsruhe, Singen, Münster, Amberg, Michelstadt & Berlin.
During the Repair and Rework, IPC-A-610 or IPC-7711/7721 training courses quite often we get the question which microscope or magnifier is most suited for the visual inspection of a printed circuit board assembly. An answer to this question is not [...]
With the previous version, the B-revision of IPC-7711/7721 Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies, being published in 2007, one could argue that an update was long overdue. It was therefore very good that in January 2017 we saw the [...]
Drag soldering is soldering with a hollow soldering tip (mini wave tip) or with a flattened tip (hoof tip), a drag soldering tip. Due to the surface tension (adhesion), a drop of tin (bead) remains in the cavity. You drag [...]
Articles and essays about the electronic interconnect industry often use the terms ‘rework’ and ‘repair’ as synonyms. Is this correct or are there differences in meaning? This article will shed some light on this issue, and to do so PIEK [...]
The difference between IPC-7711 and IPC-7721 is that IPC-7711 contains procedures for so-called rework of assemblies and printed circuit boards and IPC-7721 contains the procedures for repairing printed circuit boards and modifications. However, this is a very short explanation. At [...]