SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at ELECTROSUB 2017 in Budapest

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at ELECTROSUB 2017 in Budapest

Oct 26, 2017

IPC, in conjunction with ELECTROSUB 2017, conducted the IPC Hand Soldering Competition at ELECTROSUB 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. The competition in Budapest drew the highest number of professional hand soldering competitors to date in Europe of 51. Unique to ELECTROSUB 2017 was an IPC HSC competition for high school students. The 16 high school competitors were not going to be out done by their older professional competitors as they put their best soldering techniques on display vying for cash prizes for first, second and third place. Taking first place in the high school competition with a cash prize of €30 was Mate Toth, Technical High School, Komarno, Slovakia. In second place with a cash prize of €20 went to Bence Marki, Palfy Water Management Technical High School, Szolnok, Hungary. Taking third place with a cash prize of €10 was Gilles Cumin, from Lajos Bardos Elementary School, Lagymanyos, Budapest, Hungary.

In the professional competition, taking first place with a cash prize of €300 was Istvan Bidlek from Elektromont Kft. in Paszto, Hungary, who earned 429 points out of a possible 446. Istvan Bidlek will now compete at the IPC World Championship Hand Soldering Competition located this year at productronica 2017 on 17 November. Second place and a cash prize of €200 this year went to Aniko Papp Bacso from National Instruments Hungary Kft. Debrecen, Hungary, who earned 427 out of a possible 446. Istvan Adam from Eurocircuits Kft. in Felsotarkany, Hungary, took third place and a cash prize of €100. The professionals in the hand soldering competition were tasked with building a functional electronics assembly within a 60-minute time limit. IPC Master Instructor Trainers served as independent judges and evaluated each assembly based on workmanship, overall functionality, compliance with IPC-A-610 Class 3 criteria and speed to complete the printed circuit board.

“The best-of-the-best hand soldering talent in Hungary came to compete at ELECTROSUB 2017,” said David Bergman, IPC vice president of standards and training. “The competition was tough, but each competitor rose to the challenge. We look forward to hosting more hand soldering competitions across the globe.”

Bergman added, “IPC would like to thank hand soldering competition gold sponsor: Kurtz Ersa; silver sponsors: Balver Zinn, Kester, Auter Electronics; bronze sponsor: MicroCare, Global Source, Microsolder; Contributor: Rondo; for their support.”

With the continued success and excitement generated around the IPC Hand Soldering Competitions, IPC is planning to hold additional competitions in Europe, later this year in November as well as in 2018. Watch for announcements from IPC with locations and times. For more information on IPC events visit, www.ipc.org/events.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,200 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.
 

Feb 14, 2018 -

Show Floor Sells Out for IPC APEX EXPO 2018

Feb 12, 2018 -

IPC Invites Industry Leaders to Submit Poster Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2018 in San Dieg

Feb 08, 2018 -

IPC STEM Outreach Program Introduces Students to the Electronics Industry at IPC APEX EXPO 2018

Feb 05, 2018 -

Industry 4.0 Gets Significant Boost at IPC APEX EXPO 2018 More than 20 companies to participate in IPC CFX Showcase

Jan 31, 2018 -

IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Education Programs

Jan 28, 2018 -

IPC’s Enterprise Membership Option Simplifies Dues Structure

Jan 22, 2018 -

Salary Budgets are Rising, Says New IPC Salary Study

Jan 11, 2018 -

IPC North American EMS and PCB Statistical Programs Open

Jan 08, 2018 -

IPC INTRODUCES INNOVATION AWARDS AT IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Award recognizes outstanding products and services in the electronics industry

Jan 04, 2018 -

IPC-1401 Listed Amongst Top 10 Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility Standards by CHINA WTO Tribute Magazine

880 more news from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) »

Feb 15, 2018 -

New LTE End-to-End Solution for Private Networks Meets Security, Latency Requirements for IoT and Industrial 4.0 ADLINK and MECSware to demonstrate Private LTE at Mobile World Congress

Feb 15, 2018 -

Altek Electronics, Inc. Purchases Ersa’s Smartflow Selective Soldering System

Feb 15, 2018 -

CalcuQuote and Sager Partner Up on Real Time Inventory Integration

Feb 14, 2018 -

SJ InnoTech introduces the low cost HP-520E Printer

Feb 14, 2018 -

Umut Tosun to Instruct Professional Development Course at IPC APEX 2018

Feb 14, 2018 -

John Hengst Joins Inovaxe as Regional Sales and Channel Partner Manager

Feb 14, 2018 -

optical control GmbH to Display SMD Counting Machine at APEX

Feb 14, 2018 -

Show Floor Sells Out for IPC APEX EXPO 2018

Feb 14, 2018 -

PDR Offers IPC 7711/7721 Rev. C Courses

Feb 14, 2018 -

Press Release: DA 150 High Temperature, Fast Cure Die Attach Adhesive Series Materials

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at ELECTROSUB 2017 in Budapest news release has been viewed 333 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at ELECTROSUB 2017 in Budapest
Metcal soldering rework

Plasma prior Conformal Coating