If we talk about bare board (or PCB) manufacturing 2 IPC documents are commonly used. The one that is best known throughout the electronics industry is the IPC-A-600. The A in the designation tells us that these are Acceptance Criteria, [...]
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IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Printed Boards, is the best-known standard for the inspection of bare boards, often called PCBs, throughout the electronics industry. It has been the base document in inspection departments at bare board manufacturers for decades. And it has [...]
IPC has released IPC-A-600K, Acceptability of Printed Boards, the definitive illustrated guide to printed circuit board acceptability. The IPC-A-600K is the definitive illustrated guide to printed board acceptability! The IPC-A-600K is a four-color document providing photographs and illustrations of [...]
Circuit board supplier X approaches PIEK with a question regarding conductor widths of printed circuit boards. He has delivered printed circuit boards, but his customer has a complaint, and claims that the conductor widths do not meet the requirements as [...]
Both documents the IPC-6012 and the IPC-A-600 are made for the so-called bare printed circuit boards. The difference is that IPC-A-600 is the document for the inspection. So, when a printed circuit board is ready, it is inspected before it [...]
If you question yourself if you should use the IPC-A-600 or the IPC-6012, then the question should be what application you want to use it for. If it would be purely to inspect (either the entire board visually or by [...]