Electronic component testing and certification

IPC-A-610 BSI Kitemark™ for electronic assemblies testing and certification

What is IPC-A-610 about?

The IPC-A-610 is the most widely used electronics assembly standard is the word as the one for quality assurance for assembly departments. IPC-A-610 illustrates industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies though use of high quality photographs and illustrations.

What is IPC-A-610 cover?

  • Hardware installation
  • Soldering criteria, including lead free connections
  • Soldering requirements for connecting to terminals
  • Soldered connection requirements for planted-though holes
  • Surface mounting criteria for chip components, leadless and leaded chip carriers
  • Swager hardware and heatsink requirements of mechanical assemblies
  • Component mounting criteria for DIPS, socket pins and card edge connectors
  • Jumper wide assembly requirements
  • Soldering, such as tombstoning, dewetting, voiding and others
  • Criteria for component damage, laminate conditions, cleaning and coating

The Kitemark scheme for IPC-A-610 acceptability of electronic assemblies

In the electronics assembly sector quality, accuracy, and reliability are crucial to avoid costly reworks or products that fail shortly after purchase. To uphold quality, the IPC-A-610, “acceptability of electronic assemblies” standard was published by the IPC and today it is a globally recognized quality standard in the electronics industry. Every year thousands of people train to become IPC-A-610 certified IPC trainers and specialists to help the organizations they work in uphold their commitment to quality and it is often used to compliment quality assurance schemes such as ISO 9001.

If you have IPC-A-610 certified IPC trainers and specialists in your business, then the BSI Kitemark for IPC-A-610 electronic assemblies can be something that takes your existing certification to the next level.

Why should I get a BSI Kitemark for IPC-A-610 electronic assemblies?

The BSI Kitemark is a voluntary certification scheme available only from BSI. To achieve this BSI Kitemark we will assess your quality plans (such as ISO 9001) in line with the standard and carry out regular assessments at your site. Our assessors will carry out rigorous checks and visual inspections from the assembly line through to the packaging areas to make sure you are working in line with the IPC-A-610 standard.

By achieving this standard, you can give your customers added confidence in your products by showing that you are prepared to go the extra mile and have your operations regularly inspected by and independent and impartial third party. 

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