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Learn about what is going on in the electronics manufacturing industry, IPC news, new IPC releases, photos during training courses and industry events.

3D printing in health care: giving an arm and a leg to the underprivileged

All over the world, there are about 30 million people who have to go without various limbs as a result of a war, violence, accidents, etc. Only a small number of those people is fortunate enough to get a prosthetic limb, namely 6 million people. 3D printing could make a great difference here, as it would also allow the underprivileged to get a prosthetic limb. Current prices of prostheses are still rather high, some even costing as much [...]

By |2019-05-22T11:21:05+00:0022 May 2019|PIEK News|

Industry 4.0, successful from the start

Industry 4.0 has been successful from the start, and further developments in the field of wireless communication have led to new markets, products and services. The speed of the transformation of the manufacturing industry because of industry 4.0 is many times higher that of the three previous industrial revolutions. Increasing digitisation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning produce such an incredible speed. Cooperation between developer, producer and user is becoming faster and more intense. Feedback can be [...]

By |2019-05-16T09:04:35+00:0016 May 2019|PIEK News|

IPC hand soldering competition SMT 2019

IPC HAND SOLDERING COMPETITION Regional Qualification Germany IPC HSC Regional Qualification at SMTConnect Nuremberg, Germany, 7-9 May 2019 Hand soldering of high density PCBAs requires highly skilled & qualified technicians in order to meet zero-defect soldering leading to overall assembly reliability. Who’s the BEST of the BEST IN HAND SOLDERING ? IPC would like to invite you to join the inaugural IPC Hand Soldering Competition (HSC) at SMT Connect on 7-9 May 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. Located in Nuremberg Messe, skilled soldering [...]

By |2019-04-17T15:12:16+00:0017 April 2019|IPC News, PIEK News|

Happy PIEK Day

Dear customer, HAPPY PIEK DAY For almost 55 years PIEK has been the go-to partner for the electronic interconnect industry all over the world. This does not only concern all IPC certifications. PIEK also has its own PIEK courses, given on-site at your company, allowing for a more in-depth and tailored approach than is possible with an IPC course. And even that is not all: PIEK also gives second opinions and does audits. It is clear: PIEK offers [...]

By |2019-04-09T11:20:45+00:009 April 2019|PIEK News|

IPC to adjust conditions and prices for CITs as from 22 April 2019

As from 22 April training materials can no longer be ordered with PIEK or IPC but are to be downloaded via the IPC EDGE 2.0 platform. Member organisations of IPC are eligible for discounts, whereas organisations that are no members cannot get such discounts. Employees who are to be certified as CIT or MIT can get access to the IPC EDGE 2.0 platform within 24 hours to download their training materials. The platform dashboard shows users which IPC [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:24:19+00:002 April 2019|IPC News|

Boost your competitiveness with IPC training and certification courses

IPC regularly researches companies in the electronic interconnect industry. Recent research among 549 companies reveals the following facts. 98% of SMEs in the electronic interconnect industry states that their employees are better able to understand IPC standards and apply them in practice because they have taken one or more IPC training and certification courses. This has improved the production process, and it has led to greater customer satisfaction. 97% of this target group also states that the quality [...]

By |2019-03-13T10:24:19+00:0013 March 2019|PIEK News|

Cybercrime, social media and IS

We can no longer imagine a world without social media, of all sorts and sizes. What we can see are shifts in popularity from one platform to another. YouTube and Pinterest are currently firm favourites, whereas Twitter and Facebook have been losing customers, also because of newly introduced privacy legislation and various scandals in the past few years. Cybercriminals, too, make abundant use of social media. Especially because computer technology is more and more integrated into devices that [...]

By |2019-02-12T13:55:06+00:0012 February 2019|PIEK News|

Industry 4.0: sensors

In a previous article, we briefly described Industry 4.0 in the Internet of Things (IoT). In this article, we will further explore this topic. Sensors play a crucial role in Industry 4.0. They manage machines and processes, and they are connected with the Internet in one way or another. Sensors collect data and produce data. These data are then stored and translated into useable information. This obviously requires storage space and computer capacity. Smart companies have not hooked [...]

By |2019-01-30T10:21:21+00:0030 January 2019|PIEK News|

Three reasons why your employees should do IPC certification courses

IPC regularly researches companies in the electronic interconnect industry. One of the recent surveys related to reasons for staff participating in IPC courses and certification routes. This research was held among companies in the Fortune 500, Global 500 and the S&P 500 electronic industries. In total, 87 leading organisations in the electronic interconnect industry took part in the research. We would like to share the three main results, which may look familiar to you. Firstly, 57% of the [...]

By |2019-01-23T12:01:55+00:0023 January 2019|PIEK News|

Printed circuit board industry is booming and the end is not in sight

When we see the number of new devices and applications entering the market, it is clear that the electronic interconnect industry is booming. It goes without saying that this implies the use of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of things. Turnover in the electronic interconnect industry is growing steadily. Second quarter turnover in 2018 exceeded that of 2017 by 2.1 %. In 2018 it is expected that the turnover for the full year will be 13% [...]

By |2019-01-15T13:25:41+00:0015 January 2019|PIEK News|