TechValidate Research on IPC

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IPC Customer Research

Do you use IPC-A-600K, Acceptability of Printed Boards in conjunction with IPC-6012E, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards?

Yes: 58%
No: 27%
We don't use IPC-A-600K: 4%
We don't use IPC-6012E: 10%

IPC Customer Research

Do you use IPC-A-610H, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies in conjunction with IPC-J-STD-001H, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies?

Yes
81%
No
9%
We don't use IPC-A-610H
3%
We don't use IPC-J-STD-001H
6%

IPC Customer Research

Have you ever encountered difficulty resulting from a lack of direction in which solder alloy(s) to use?

Yes: 10%
No: 90%

IPC Customer Research

How many personnel are at your site?

Less than 100: 31%
100-500: 21%
501-1000: 15%
More than 1000: 33%

IPC Customer Research

What sector of the industry do you primarily support?

Automotive
37%
Commercial
30%
Avionics
46%
Military/Defense
72%
Medical
30%
Other
7%

IPC Customer Research

What type of facility do you work at?

Manufacturing
70%
OEM Rework/Repair Depot
18%
User Rework/Repair Depot
11%
Field support
7%
Other
21%

IPC Customer Research

How familiar are you with the potential issues of mixing solder alloys?

I wasn’t aware there are issues.: 2%
I only know enough to know that alloys selection for rework is important.: 22%
I’m well aware and follow some of the latest studies.: 72%
Other: 4%

IPC Customer Research

What would be your preferred method for receipt of direction on which solder alloy(s) to use in your repairs?

From the circuit card drawing: 38%
From a repair manual: 8%
From standard procedures for your shop: 41%
Other: 14%

IPC Customer Research

If you selected or listed more than one alloy above, do you have separate tools, procedures, and work areas for the use of different solders?

Different tools
70%
Different procedures
55%
Different work areas
60%

IPC Customer Research

What solder alloys do you use for performing rework and repairs?

SnPb
63%
SnAg
13%
SAC305
57%
Other
13%

IPC Customer Research

When there is no direction on what solder alloy to use, what do you do?

It doesn’t matter, Sn63Pb37 is used for everything: 18%
Try to identify the solder that was used for assembly and use something similar: 27%
Stop until direction can be provided: 37%
Other: 18%

IPC Customer Research

How do you receive direction on what solder alloys to use in your rework and repairs?

From the circuit card drawing
54%
From a repair manual
15%
From standard procedures for your shop
54%
Board marking in accordance with IPC/JEDEC J-STD-609
18%
Other means of board marking
5%
Other
15%

IPC Customer Research

Do you receive direction on what solder alloy(s) to use in your rework and repairs?

Always: 42%
Most of the time: 26%
Only sometimes: 17%
Never: 15%

IPC Customer Research

Do you use IPC-A-600K, Acceptability of Printed Boards in conjunction with IPC-6012E, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards?

Yes: 58%
No: 27%
We don't use IPC-A-600K: 4%
We don't use IPC-6012E: 10%

IPC Customer Research

Why did your company choose to use IPC standards?

Improve electronic assembly processes
70%
Demonstrate product reliability
63%
Customer requirement
60%
To stay competitive in the market place
60%
Bring in new customers
31%
Other
4%

IPC Customer Research

Which of the following manufacturing-related needs do you use IPC standards?

Inspection criteria to ensure consistently reliable products and reduce scrap and rework
87%
Visual assistance to determine the proper use of IPC standards
61%
Greater process control removes inconsistency, inefficiencies, and other barriers to profitability
50%
Acceptance criteria to consistently ensure products of the highest quality and reliability
89%
Product material requirements ensuring product consistency, reliability and quality
54%
Base materials requirements for printed boards to ensure reliability and consistency
46%
Industry-accepted recommendations for rework and repair
66%

IPC Customer Research

Do you use IPC-A-610H, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies in conjunction with IPC-J-STD-001H, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies?

Yes: 81%
No: 9%
We don't use IPC-A-610H: 3%
We don't use IPC-J-STD-001H: 6%

IPC Customer Research

IPC standards are recognized and embraced globally because they make manufacturing within a global supply chain easier, more efficient, and more profitable.

Agree: 94%
Disagree: 6%

IPC Customer Research

What benefits has your company realized by using IPC standards?

Improved customer satisfaction
65%
Workforce performance improvement
59%
Reduced scrap and rework
55%
Improved production efficiencies
43%
Helped obtain new customer contracts
30%
Other
11%

IPC Customer Research

Which of the following manufacturing-related needs do you use IPC standards for?

Acceptance criteria to consistently ensure products of the highest quality and reliability
89%
Inspection criteria to ensure consistently reliable products and reduce scrap and rework
87%
Industry-accepted recommendations for rework and repair
66%
Visual assistance to determine the proper use of IPC standards
61%
Product material requirements ensuring product consistency, reliability and quality
54%
Greater process control removes inconsistency, inefficiencies, and other barriers to profitability
50%
Base materials requirements for printed boards to ensure reliability and consistency
46%

IPC Customer Research

IPC Standards Address Manufacturing Needs

Which of the following manufacturing-related needs do you use IPC standards for?

Acceptance criteria to consistently ensure products of the highest quality and reliability
91%
Inspection criteria to ensure consistently reliable products and reduce scrap and rework
85%
Industry-accepted recommendations for rework and repair
60%
Visual assistance to determine the proper use of IPC standards
56%
Greater process control removes inconsistency, inefficiencies, and other barriers to profitability
52%
Product material requirements ensuring product consistency, reliability and quality
47%
Base materials requirements for printed boards to ensure reliability and consistency
46%

IPC Customer Research

IPC Standards are Globally Embraced

IPC standards are recognized and embraced globally because they make manufacturing within a global supply chain easier, more efficient, and more profitable.

Agree: 95%
Disagree: 5%

IPC Customer Research

69% of Company’s Use Four or More IPC Standards

How many different IPC standards does your company use?

10-13
8%
7-9
10%
4-6
23%
More than 15
28%

IPC Customer Research

IPC Standards Cover Manufacturing Operations

What departments are using IPC standards in your company?

Quality
87%
Process/Mfg. Engineering
81%
Production line operators
68%
Incoming inspection
63%
Design
51%
Procurement
32%

IPC Customer Research

IPC Standards Deliver Manufacturing Improvements

If your company was contractually required to use IPC standards, has your company experienced any of the following?

Improved communication between customer and company
69%
Improved reliability of electronic assemblies/products
63%
Improved production processes
59%
Reduced internal scrap
36%
Workforce productivity improved
34%

IPC Training and Certification Customer Research

How long have you been using IPC Training and Certification programs?

16 or more years: 29%
11-15 years: 21%
6-10 years: 25%
0-5 years: 24%

IPC Customer Research

We Believe in Using IPC Standards

How long has your company been using IPC standards?

More than 20 years
51%
11-15 years
18%
16-20 years
15%
6-10 years
14%

IPC Customer Research

Top Two Reasons Manufacturers Use IPC Standards

Why does your company use IPC standards?

Deliver a quality-built assembly/product
72%
Improve reliability of electronic assemblies/products
64%

IPC Customer Research

Top Three Benefits of using IPC Standards

What benefits has your company experienced by using IPC standards?

Improved customer satisfaction
71%
Improved production efficiencies
56%
Improved workforce performance
56%

IPC Customer Research

Which of the following business challenges does your IPC membership help you solve?

Quality/reliability
76%
Training/education
73%
Staying current/competitive
61%
Building your business
18%
Lobbying local government
4%



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