SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • First Annual IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition Looking for Technicians Who Can Bring It

First Annual IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition Looking for Technicians Who Can Bring It

Oct 28, 2011

Move over Top Chef and Project Runway, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the first annual IPC APEX EXPO® Hand Soldering Competition, February 28-29, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center. This skills competition will pit competitors against each other to build a functional electronics assembly within a 30-minute time limit. The winner of the two-day competition will go on to compete against the winner of the IPC Midwest competition for the title of IPC Grand Champion.

Many companies take pride in how many IPC Certified Specialists they have on staff and this event is a fun and friendly way to give them an opportunity to let their staff shine,” says Kris Roberson, IPC manager of assembly technology.

IPC Master Instructors will judge assemblies on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610E, overall electrical functionality of assembly and the speed at which the assembly was produced.

In addition to pocketing a cash prize of $500, the winner will own bragging rights as the Best Hand-Soldering Technician in the West. Prizes of $250 and $100 will be awarded to two runners up.

The winner of the IPC APEX EXPO competition will then go head-to-head with Nichole DeVries, CIT, an instructor with Raven Industries, in the IPC HAND SOLDERING GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP on March 1. DeVries won the IPC Midwest competition in September 2011. In addition to pocketing a cash prize of $1,000, the winner will own bragging rights as the IPC Hand Soldering Grand Champion.

IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition entries will be accepted until December 31, 2011. Competitors will be selected from all submitted entries. Competition spots will be announced and the competitors notified by e-mail on or before January 15, 2012. To submit an entry, go to www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org/soldering. For more information on IPC APEX EXPO conference & exhibition, visit www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.

Special thanks to Premier Sponsor OK International/Metcal and Sponsor Cobar Solder Products Inc. For information on additional sponsorship opportunities, contact Maria Labriola, IPC manager of sales, at MariaLabriola@ipc.org.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,000 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 $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

Jun 20, 2017 -

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. First to Recertify for IPC Qualified Manufacturers Listing

Jun 14, 2017 -

IPC Submits Comments to Trump Administration Regarding Modernization of NAFTA

Jun 07, 2017 -

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017

Jun 01, 2017 -

North American PCB Order Growth Pushes Book-to-Bill Ratio Higher

May 16, 2017 -

IPC Report Details How PCB Manufacturers Meet Current and Future Technology Demands

May 15, 2017 -

Taiwan Union Technology Corporation Receives the First IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing Certification

May 15, 2017 -

IPC to Host Fourth Annual Reliability Forum in Germany

May 04, 2017 -

Electronics Industry Leaders Meet with Members of Congress and Leaders of Trump Administration Executives urge policymakers to support pro-manufacturing policies

May 04, 2017 -

IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Learning and Professional Development

May 03, 2017 -

North American PCB Order Growth Boosts Book-to-Bill Ratio

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

Jun 25, 2017 -

Libra Industries’ Christopher R. Howell Memorial Foundation Awards $20,000 in Scholarships during Annual Golf Outing

Jun 25, 2017 -

SHENMAO Exhibits at IMAPS System in Package June 27-28, 2017 Introducing 3 New Semiconductor Packaging Fluxes

Jun 25, 2017 -

Ersa Brings the ‘Little Big One’ to SMTA Ohio – Award-Winning Selective Solder

Jun 25, 2017 -

Optimal Electronics Releases Process Control and Traceability Solution for Nordson ASYMTEK Applications in Clean Rooms for Sensor Assembly

Jun 25, 2017 -

Inovaxe Partners with Repstronics in Mexico

Jun 22, 2017 -

PNC Inc. Invests in LED Laser Direct Imaging system from Miva Technologies

Jun 22, 2017 -

Addressing The Modulation of Light Output -- High Quality LED Manufacturing

Jun 22, 2017 -

Schleuniger, Inc. Receives 2017 Best of Manchester Award

Jun 21, 2017 -

Inovar Inc. Breaks Ground for New Facility on USU Innovation Campus

Jun 21, 2017 -

PNC Inc. Launches Design Webinar Series

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

First Annual IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition Looking for Technicians Who Can Bring It news release has been viewed 527 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • First Annual IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition Looking for Technicians Who Can Bring It
Metcal soldering rework

pcb components vacuum pick up