SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

Winners of IPC Midwest Hand Soldering Competition Announced

Aug 29, 2012

Sixteen competitors showed off their hand soldering skills during an action-packed competition at IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition last week. Second place went to Alyssia Demetropoulos of Pro-Active Engineering (Sun Prairie, Wis.) and the third-place winner was Sue Fischer of Plexus (Appleton, Wis.). In the end, Brian Wade, senior technician at CAMtek (Bloomington, Ill.) and certified IPC trainer (CIT), clinched first place in IPC Midwest’s second annual hand soldering competition.

Judging the competition, Gregg Owens, Space Exploration Technologies; Floyd Bertagnolli, STM; and Robert Fornefeld, L-3 Communications, awarded points based on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610E Class 3 criteria, the speed at which the assembly was produced and the overall functionality of the assembly.

As the winner, Wade took home a $500 grand prize from IPC and a WSJ 100 soldering station compliments of PACE Worldwide. In addition, Wade will receive complimentary hotel and airfare to IPC APEX EXPO® 2013 in San Diego where he will compete in the IPC Grand Championship against winners from IPC competitions around world.

We are all very proud of Brian’s first-place win at the IPC Midwest hand soldering competition,” said Christine Davis, president of CAMtek, Inc. “This is an awesome achievement, and we look forward to supporting him at the international competition in February.”

Sponsored by PACE Worldwide and supported by Cobar Solder Products Inc. and Senju Metal Industry Co., the hand soldering competition was part of IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition, August 22–23 in Schaumburg, Ill. Held annually, IPC Midwest provides the printed board and electronics assembly industries with a focused, regional venue to exhibit and see new technologies, participate in standards development, network and build technical knowledge.

More information on the upcoming IPC Grand Championship at IPC APEX EXPO 2013 will be available soon at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org/soldering.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 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.

 

Aug 10, 2017 -

Congressman John R. Carter Discusses Pro-Manufacturing Policies with IPC-member Company, VirTex

Aug 06, 2017 -

IPC Committee Selects Communication Transport Protocol for Connected Factory Initiative

Aug 01, 2017 -

North American PCB Order Growth Fuels Rise in Book-to-Bill Ratio

Jul 23, 2017 -

Senator Ron Johnson Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities in Townhall Discussion with IPC-member Company, VirTex MTI

Jul 17, 2017 -

IPC Extends Deadline on Call for Participation for IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Deadline for technical conference paper abstracts extended to: July 21, 2017

Jul 16, 2017 -

IPC Invites Industry Members to Participate on IPC European Standards Steering Committee

Jul 05, 2017 -

North American PCB Business Weakens but Book-to-Bill Ratio Remains Positive

Jun 29, 2017 -

IPC Invites Industry Leaders to Participate in New Global Data Service Pulse of the Electronics Industry to provide insight on health of industry

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

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

Aug 19, 2017 -

See Latest Dispense Technology Demonstrations From GPD Global at NEPCON 2017

Aug 17, 2017 -

ZESTRON Americas Announces New Regional Sales Manager

Aug 17, 2017 -

SEHO Soldering Expert to Discuss Resource & Cost Efficient Wave Soldering at SMTAI

Aug 17, 2017 -

Libra Industries Announces Two 20-Year Service Awards in Q2 2017

Aug 17, 2017 -

Cirtronics Installs High-Performance X-ray Inspection Solution

Aug 17, 2017 -

Essemtec to Show New All-in-One Jetting / Placement System at SMTAI

Aug 17, 2017 -

Engineered Material Systems to Introduce New Conductive Adhesives for Stringing and Shingling Next-Generation Solar Modules at EU PVSEC

Aug 17, 2017 -

What is SMT and where to by SMT spare parts

Aug 16, 2017 -

ViTrox and KIC Establish Cooperation and Connectivity

Aug 16, 2017 -

Inovaxe Is Making Storage SMARTER – Visit Booth #915 at SMTAI

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

Winners of IPC Midwest Hand Soldering Competition Announced news release has been viewed 923 times

Metcal soldering rework

pcb components vacuum pick up