The third annual IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition will be held March 25–26, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, according to the event website.
This year’s challenge will be to build a functional electronics assembly in a 30-minute time period with a chance to compete in the IPC World Championship on March 27. Soldering technicians who can “bring it” are encouraged to sign up for one of a limited number of competition slots.
IPC Master Instructors will judge assemblies on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610E, overall electrical functionality of assembly and the speed upon which the assembly was produced.
Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 will be awarded to the top three finalists at the close of the competition on March 26. In addition to receiving the cash award, the winner will move on to the IPC World Championship to face off with winners from IPC hand soldering competitions from around the world, including the United States, Asia and Europe. The winner of the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize.
IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition entries will be accepted until January 31, 2014. To submit an entry, click here. Metcal is premier sponsor of the event.
The hand soldering competitions will be held on the show floor. A free exhibits-only registration to IPC APEX EXPO provides free access to: the exhibition, which features more than 400 of the industry’s top suppliers; keynote sessions; technical BUZZ sessions; industry poster presentations, a show floor reception, and several networking events.
For more information on IPC APEX EXPO or to register, visit the event website.
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IPC is the largest international trade association for companies that make, use, specify and design printed circuit boards and electronics assemblies. It is a nonprofit organization with more than 3,300 company members worldwide.