Revised Handbook addresses electronics assembly and soldering.
Press Release Summary:
March 21, 2012 - Covering 14 topics in 289 pages, IPC-AJ-820A Assembly and Joining Handbook addresses all aspects involved in creating a PCB, from handling to design to component selection and soldering. Book gives users basic data such as terms and definitions as well as technical information. It also includes equations for designers as well as techniques for tin whisker mitigation. Section titled "tin pest" explains how parts with high tin content can break down to powder under certain conditions.
Original Press Release
Newly Updated IPC-AJ-820A Provides Nitty-Gritty of Electronics Assembly and Soldering
Press release date: March 19, 2012
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 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 $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.