SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • Metcal Announces Winner of Fourth Annual APEX Hand Soldering World Championship

Metcal Announces Winner of Fourth Annual APEX Hand Soldering World Championship

Mar 05, 2015

Min Seok Kim, Samsung Thales Co., Ltd., Korea, and Jerry Simmons, Metcal.

Min Seok Kim, Samsung Thales Co., Ltd., Korea, and Jerry Simmons, Metcal.

Metcal is pleased to announce that it has awarded the winner of the fourth annual IPC APEX EXPO® Hand Soldering World Championship with an MX-5210 Metcal Soldering System. Min Seok Kim, with Samsung Thales Co., Ltd., Korea, also was awarded $1,000 by the IPC.
 
Min Seok Kim earned his way into the world championship by becoming the Korea champion last year. He competed against eight other contestants from around the globe during the world championship round. Kim mentioned that he uses the Metcal system on the job in Korea. 

Jerry Simmons, Metcal’s Marketing Manager, commented, “As a Premier Sponsor, we are very pleased that a regular user of Metcal systems won the Hand Soldering World Championship. The IPC Hand Soldering Competition promotes high quality soldering standards throughout the electronics industry and we are happy to be a part of it.”

During this one-day finals competition, participants competed to build a functional electronics assembly in 60 minutes. Assemblies are judged on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610E criteria, the speed at which the assembly was produced, and overall electrical functionality of assembly. IPC-A-610E Master Instructors served as the judges.

For more information about the competition, visit:
http://www.ipcapexexpo.org/html/show-floor/hand-soldering-competition-championship.htm


Since 1982, Metcal has been a recognized worldwide leader in the electronics assembly marketplace. As part of OK International, Metcal’s industry-leading position addressing advanced technology in conduction soldering and rework/repair, has and will continue to broaden to a full electronics bench tool single-source solution. Metcal product lines currently include: hand soldering and desoldering, convection rework products, fume extraction and fluid dispensing tools. For more information, visit www.metcal.com.

Aug 16, 2017 -

Innovative Bench-top Soldering Equipment from Metcal at SMTAI

Jul 19, 2017 -

New Metcal HTD Tips & Hand-piece Increase Throughput and Save Money

Apr 26, 2017 -

Metcal Picks up Its Third Industry Award for Its Latest Innovation – Connection ValidationTM Soldering Station

Apr 25, 2017 -

Metcal’s Latest Innovation in Hand Soldering Receives Prestigious Industry Award during NEPCON China

Mar 23, 2017 -

Metcal Brings the Latest Innovation in Hand Soldering to NEPCON China

Feb 15, 2017 -

The New Metcal Connection Validation™ Receives a 2017 NPI Award

Feb 13, 2017 -

Metcal Introduces the Next Big Step in Process Control: Connection Validation™

Feb 01, 2017 -

Metcal Announces Major Rebranding on Milestone 35th Anniversary

Jan 11, 2017 -

Metcal to Launch Connection Validation – the Latest Innovation in Hand Soldering – at APEX

Dec 01, 2016 -

Metcal Announces Global Launch of Solder Wire Feeder System

90 more news from Metcal »

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 »

Metcal Announces Winner of Fourth Annual APEX Hand Soldering World Championship news release has been viewed 530 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • Metcal Announces Winner of Fourth Annual APEX Hand Soldering World Championship
Metcal soldering rework

FPC* - Fluid Pressure Control - Dispensing Pump