Looking for IPC or other standard for electronics / electro-mech| 4 May, 2001
I am looking for an IPC Standard (s) or other standard (s) for electronics assemblies. The kind of operations involved are riveting, assembly of backpanels and circuit cards into metal shelf, wire wrap , soldering , contact pins , cabling etc.
Any suggestion on IPC standard or other standard will be appreciated.
Looking for IPC or other standard for electronics / electro-mech| 7 May, 2001
What in earthly heaven does this question have to do with "site support"?
You can�t always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need. Some leads are:
* The proposed IPC cable/wire harness document is now IPC/WHMA-A-620 and goes to final review in late May 2001. Check with IPC on availability.
* Following the concept of A-600 and A-610, IPC is looking to start a "box-build" top level standard, labeled A-690. For more information and expressing interest in participating, contact Jack Crawford at IPC. Obviously, the lead-time for such a standard is long, probably on the order of a year.
* Lockheed made the only box build standard that I�m aware of. The standard has been around for decades and is very respected. We used it a couple of years ago [probably it�s actually longer than that now, as the mind dims]. My link to their site is expired. Over time Lockheed became Lockheed Martin, which became now Martin Marietta [I believe]. Please update the link for us when you find their new site.
* NASA has produced beaucoupe de [that's for our French Canadian sisters and brothern, eh Ashok?] standards of this sort. [Their soldering and ESD documents are excellent and last time I checked, available free on-line.] But, in-line with the practices of other US government agencies, NASA is getting out of the general specification writing and maintenance business and leaving that to others. So, they are not posting some documents on-line. Don�t despair. Many of these non-posted documents are available by contacting NASA directly. [Don�t tell them I sent you.] Unfortunately if NASA is not maintaining the document, it doesn�t spring you from your trap, but then again, an obsolete document is probably better than no document, eh? [Kinda like being able to walk with the trap still glombed onto yer ankle, I�d guess. And certainly that�s better than chewing your leg off to escape from the trap.]
* Brits are the most prolific specification writers in Euroland. Check with the folk at British Standards Institute [BSI].
* Telecordia [sp??], the old Bell Labs, could have the standard you seek. Beware that their specification could be a bit dingy, if it includes telecommunications outside plant environment requirements.