IPC-6012 or IPC-A-600: Which Standard Should You Use?

October 19, 2017
The Association Connecting Electronics Industries – commonly known as IPC (Institute of Printed Circuits) – is an international trade association serving the printed circuit board and electronics assembly industries. IPC is known globally for its standards that verify the quality of the manufactured PCBs and PCB assemblies. Manufacturers have to comply with many comprehensive inspection specifications that are in the IPC standard. IPC-6012 and IPC-A-600 are two of the primary guiding documents, also called performance and inspection documents. IPC-6012 is the specification and IPC-A-600 is the visual representation..