The IEC is in the process of endorsing IPC-A-610 as the globally preferred international acceptance standard for electronics assembly.
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-610E illustrates industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies through full-color photographs and illustrations. Topics include flex attachment, board in board, part on part, lead free, component orientation and soldering criteria for through-hole, SMT (new termination styles) and discrete wiring assemblies, mechanical assembly, cleaning, marking, coating, and laminate requirements.
IPC-A-610 is invaluable for all inspectors, operators and trainers. Revision E has 809 photos and illustrations of acceptability criteria-165 of them new or updated. This revision has been critically reviewed for clarity and accuracy. The document synchronizes to the requirements expressed in other industry consensus documents and is used with the material and process standard IPC J-STD-001. 400 pages. Released April 2010.
Preview the table of contents .pdf file.
Included in the IPC-C-103 & the IPC-C-1000 Collections.
Download the Fact Sheet on Changes From Previous Version .pdf file.
Download the file showing significant changes in IPC-A-610 from Revision D to Revision E .pdf file.