In order to succeed in the electronics industry, you have to be at the forefront of technology’s turning point. And that’s exactly what IPC APEX EXPO is—at the center of technology’s turning point. IPC APEX EXPO 2019 is the place to turn inspiration into electronics industry innovation. With its premiere education, technical education, professional development, networking offerings, and the largest collection of industry suppliers, IPC APEX EXPO is the electronics manufacturing industry event of the year.

Join us at our booth 1212.

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science is a leading provider of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), an industry-proven technique offering fast and non-destructive analysis for high-reliability electronics. Our XRF instrument is used within the circuit board and electronics industries to precisely control plating processes down to the nanometer scale.  Visit booth 1212 to talk with our experts about compliance with IPC-4556 and IPC-4552A. For more information email [email protected] or call 978-850-5580.

For more information please go to: http://www.ipcapexexpo.org/

A Guide: Using XRF to meet IPC specification

Pre-register today to get a printed copy of our guide to using XRF to meet IPC specifcation at IPC APEX EXPO 2019.

The IPC specifications for printed board surface finishes set the standard for quality and reliability in printed board manufacture today. Adhering to these specifications increases yield and performance, but involves tight process control and accurate measurement of surface finish thickness.

Central to meeting the IPC specifications is the accuracy of XRF measurements to determine surface thickness. In the ‘Manufacturers’ Guide to XRF Analysis to Meet IPC Specifications for Printed Board Surface Finishes’ we discuss four main types of printed board finish, and how best to meet IPC specifications for each one.

Manufacturers’ Guide to XRF Analysis to Meet IPC Specifications for Printed Board Surface Finishes covers:

  • What happens to the component if you don’t meet the right specifications
  • Why too thick can be as bad as too thin for some surface deposits
  • Instances where your XRF measurements might be wrong
  • Advice on how to set up your XRF equipment to get the right reading every time

The four types of surface finish covered are:

  • IPC-4552A ENIG
  • IPC-4553A Immersion Silver
  • IPC-4554 Immersion Tin
  • IPC-4556 ENEPIG
Pre-register to get the guide

Dates: 29 January 2019 - 31 January 2019

Venue: San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr San Diego, CA