IPC New Release: IPC-2581B-WAM1 – Generic Requirements for Printed Board Assembly Products Manufacturing Description Data and Transfer Methodology

The IPC-2581B-WAM1 standard specifies the XML schema that represents the intelligent data file format used to describe printed board and printed board assembly products with details sufficient for tooling, manufacturing, assembly, and inspection requirements. This format may be used for transmitting information between a printed board designer and a manufacturing or assembly facility. The data is most useful when the manufacturing cycle includes computer-aided processes and numerical control machines. The B1 revision brings the document into agreement with the schema and has added several new specification types. Number of pages 236. Released December 2016.

IPC-2581B-WAM1 – Generic Requirements for Printed Board Assembly Products Manufacturing Description Data and Transfer Methodology

SCOPE
This standard specifies the XML schema that represents the intelligent data file format used to describe printed board and printed board assembly products with details sufficient for tooling, manufacturing, assembly, and inspection requirements. This format may be used for transmitting information between a printed board designer and a manufacturing or assembly facility. The data is most useful when the manufacturing cycle includes computer-aided processes and numerical control machines. The data can be defined in either English or International System of Units (SI) units. The format is a convergence of the IPC-2511 “GenCAM” and the Valor Computerized Systems “ODB-X” format structure.

Focus and intent
The generic format requirements are provided in a series of standards focused on printed board manufacturing, assembly, and inspection testing. This standard series consists of a generic standard (IPC-2581) that contains all the general requirements. There are seven sectional standards that are focused on the XML details necessary to accumulate information in the single file, that address the needs of the manufacturing disciplines producing a particular product.

The sectional standards (IPC-2582 through 2588) paraphrase the important requirements and provide suggested usage and examples for the topic covered by the sectional standard.

Preview the IPC-2581B-WAM1 table of contents .pdf file.

Developed by Product Data Description (Laminar View) Subcommittee (2-16) of the Electronic Product Data Description Committee (2-10) of IPC. Users of this publication are encouraged to participate in the development of future revisions.

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