DoD Adopted! Download the adoption notice (.pdf)
IPC-A-610 is the most widely used electronics assembly standard in the world. A must for all quality assurance and assembly departments, IPC-A-610F illustrates industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies through detailed statements reflecting acceptable and defect conditions, supported by full-color photographs and illustrations. This revision includes two new SMT termination styles, as well as changes in plated-through hole fill and BGA void criteria. Additionally, wherever possible statements were modified to make readability easier and to enhance understanding — all without eliminating any requirements.
Major topics include flex attachment, board-in-board, part-on-part, both lead-free and tin-lead criteria, component orientation and soldering criteria for through hole, SMT, cleaning, marking, coating and laminate requirements.
IPC-A-610 is invaluable for all inspectors, operators and trainers. Revision F has 814 photos and illustrations of acceptability criteria — 86 of them new or updated. The document synchronizes to the requirements expressed in other industry consensus documents and is most often used with the material and process standard IPC J-STD-001. 424 pages. Released July 2014.
IPC-A-610F Amendment 1 is now available. Information on purchasing the amendment can be found here. here.
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Included in the IPC-C-103 & the IPC-C-1000 Collections.