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Publication Date: 08/1/2009
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Eptac Corp. Intros Interactive "Hands-On" PCB Inspection Program
Manchester, NH — EPTAC Corporation has launched a new program: "Interactive PCB Inspection Lab". The class was developed to target the rising demand for developing skills to quickly and effectively evaluate the quality of printed circuit assemblies.

This one-day program complements current offerings addressing the knowledge portion of IPC-A-610 "The Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies" and J-STD-001 "Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies". Offered in conjunction with current certification programs, a student can now take those "learned" accept/reject criteria and apply them in a real-time, hands-on situation.

Students learn in a daylong hands-on exercise, increasing in complexity of board layout and defects, how to systemically apply techniques and proven methods of viewing a board and locating anomalies that can later be addressed in rework and repair. "We have tried to incorporate techniques that allow the student to better understand when he or she looks at an assembly, how to quickly make calls as to whether there is a defect present or not," explained Bob Heckman the developer of the program and Master Instructor at EPTAC. "We are trying to develop their skills in inspection to complement the knowledge they have acquired from IPC-A-610 or J-STD-001 training."

Eptac Corporation has been providing training, certification and consulting in the electronics assembly industry for almost 20 years. The firm specializes in the training, consulting and certification of personnel in the electronics assembly industry. EPTAC Corporation is currently the leading provider of certification to commercial standards such as IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC-7711/7721, IPC-A-620 and IPC-A-600.

The company's clients range in size from startups to the likes of Raytheon Company, Sanmina-SCI, Texas Instruments, Celestica, Inc. and Harris Corporation.

Classes are currently being offered and can be scheduled at any facility by contacting Eptac's Sales Department.

Contact: Eptac Corporation, 8025 South Willow Street, Unit 207, Manchester, NH 03103 800-643-7822 or 603-296-0887 fax: 603-296-2377 E-mail: Web:

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