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New IPC Training Video Updates Best Practices for Hand Soldering Terminals

Oct 06, 2010

BANNOCKBURN, IL - Helping electronics manufacturing companies train their staff to enhance product quality and increase efficiency, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released a new educational video, DVD-18C, Soldering Terminals. The 37-minute video covers industry best practices for soldering wires to commonly used terminals in accordance with the latest IPC-A-610E and J-STD-001E acceptance standards.

Soldering Terminals demonstrates how to properly solder wires to turret, cup, bifurcated, hook and pierced terminals. The video also illustrates proper wire-wrapping techniques, use of a solder heat bridge for effective heat transfer, soldering for inspectability and evaluation of acceptable and unacceptable solder joints.

"We've added all new close-up photography that greatly enhances the visual quality and goes a long way in helping the student understand, and remember, acceptable soldering practices and techniques," notes Mark Pritchard, IPC director of media training. "The video is an extremely cost-efficient tool to educate staff in a clear and memorable way."

The training DVD includes a leader’s guide, review questions, IPC training certification documents for students who successfully complete the final exam and English subtitles for hearing-impaired or ESL students.

Soldering Terminals is the latest addition to IPC’s comprehensive library of educational videos on electronics assembly, covering topics from safety to standards. IPC training videos can be used for an unlimited number of students at one facility and are available in DVD format for a classroom setting or online video training (OVT) format for self-paced learning. Free paper-based and automated testing programs are included, along with certificates of completion for ISO verification of training.

For more information or to purchase DVD-18C, Soldering Terminals, visit The video is available to IPC member companies for $495 and nonmembers for $595. To purchase a site or global license for the online version, OVT-18C, visit

IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 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 $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

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