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IPC Training Video covers soldering iron tip care.

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November 4, 2009 - Divided into 3 sections, Soldering Iron Tip Care video helps train technicians on how to properly care for soldering iron tips and avoid pitfalls associated with lead-free soldering. First section provides overview of tip life issues, while section 2 details oxidation build-up, recommended tip maintenance, and overuse of tip tinners and other abrasive products. Section three describes typical mechanisms that damage tips and discusses recommended procedures to minimize damaging effects.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

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New IPC Training Video Gets to the Point of Soldering Iron Tip Care Best Practices

Press release date: October 28, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill, USA, October 28, 2009 - Striving to help electronics manufacturing companies reduce the cost of process consumables while increasing product quality, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released a new educational video covering industry best practices for soldering iron tip maintenance. Divided into three sections, Soldering Iron Tip Care (DVD-15C) is designed to train technicians on how to properly care for soldering iron tips and avoid many of the pitfalls associated with lead-free soldering. The first section provides an overview of tip life issues, while section two details oxidation build-up, recommended tip maintenance and the overuse of tip tinners and other abrasive products. Section three describes the typical mechanisms that damage tips and discusses the recommended procedures to minimize these damaging effects. 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 Iron Tip Care 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 classroom or digital format for online learning. For more information on DVD-15C or other IPC training DVDs, or to request a free DVD catalog containing the entire library of training media, visit www.ipctraining.org or call +1 575-758-7937. To purchase DVD-15C, visit IPC's online bookstore at ipc.org/onlinestore. About IPC
IPC (www.IPC.org) 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 electronic interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. 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; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.

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