SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • Compunetics First to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC-6012/IPC-A-600

Compunetics First to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC-6012/IPC-A-600

Apr 26, 2016

IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-6012/IPC-A-600 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Compunetics, a manufacturer of printed circuit boards based in Monroeville, Pa. Compunetics is the first to receive IPC's Validation Services QML for these standards. Compunetics met or exceeded the testing requirements for board coupons and passed a three-day, on-site audit by Validation Services. Maintenance of the QML requires testing of board coupons every quarter and passing of periodic factory audits.

IPC-6012, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards, covers qualification and performance of rigid printed boards, including single-sided, double-sided, with or without plated-through holes, multilayer with or without blind/buried vias and metal core boards. It addresses final finish and surface plating coating requirements, conductors, holes/vias, frequency of acceptance testing and quality conformance as well as electrical, mechanical and environmental requirements. IPC-A-600, Acceptability of Printed Boards, an illustrated guide to printed circuit board acceptability, covers target, acceptable and nonconforming conditions that are either internally or externally observable on bare printed boards.

“Compunetics hoped that a validation audit by IPC to IPC-6012 and IPC-A-600 would allow us to claim with justification that our operations demonstrated expertise in rigid printed circuit board manufacturing. But even if we did not become validated immediately, we expected the IPC experts would identify areas where we were could improve and so provide guidance for our on-going quality efforts,” said Pier Benci, general manager of Compunetics. “As it turned out, we achieved validation on the first attempt. Our IPC validation certificate is displayed prominently at the entrance, and has been the object of interest and admiration by visitors. Plus, the IPC team showed us two areas where we have been able to make worthwhile operational enhancements.”

IPC's Validation Services QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products, and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards. Compunetics and other trusted sources of supply can be found on IPC's QML database at www.ipcvalidation.org.

"We are excited about Compunetics being the manufacturer to receive IPC's Validation Services QML for IPC-6012/IPC-A-600," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to recognize Compunetics as the newest member of trusted QML suppliers. Compunetics has differentiated itself from the competition by becoming part of IPC's global network of trusted industry sources."

For more information about IPC's Validation Services QML Program, visit www.ipcvalidation.org or contact Randy Cherry at RandyCherry@ipc.org or +1 847-597-2806.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,700 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 22, 2018 -

IPC Issues Position Paper on Priorities for an Ambitious EU Industrial Policy Strategy Supports skills gap closure, R&D incentives and strong IP protection

Feb 19, 2018 -

IPC Releases New IPC/PERM-2901, Pb-free Design and Assembly Implementation Guide IPC-PERM-2901 addresses the impact of Pb-free on reliability and service life for aerospace, defense and high-performa

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

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

Feb 22, 2018 -

KIC demonstrates smart factory technologies with IPC CFX communication at APEX

Feb 22, 2018 -

MicroCare Offers Higher Performance Critical Cleaning Solutions at IPC APEX Booth #2909

Feb 22, 2018 -

Latest Conference Proceedings Now Available in SMTA Knowledge Base

Feb 22, 2018 -

Scienscope to Exhibit Flexible X-ray Component Reel Counter at productronica China

Feb 22, 2018 -

IPC Issues Position Paper on Priorities for an Ambitious EU Industrial Policy Strategy Supports skills gap closure, R&D incentives and strong IP protection

Feb 22, 2018 -

Data Logging: Intelligently and Efficiently

Feb 22, 2018 -

KDPOF Enables Seamless Optical Networks Integration

Feb 22, 2018 -

XJTAG Announces DFT Assistant for Zuken CR-8000 PCB design suite

Feb 21, 2018 -

Joseph Stockunas, Nordson Corporation Corporate VP, Appointed to SEMI Foundation Board of Trustees

Feb 21, 2018 -

VJ Electronix Hires Industry Expert to Continue Strengthening Global Sales and Services

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

Compunetics First to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC-6012/IPC-A-600 news release has been viewed 605 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • Compunetics First to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC-6012/IPC-A-600
track trace and control

PCB Cleaning