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54 SMT Magazine • September 2016 by Sharon Montana-Beard BLACKFOX Program Benefits Space Hardware Addendums are developed by the IPC Committee Membership in addition to the base certification programs to include the extended requirements for products that must survive the vibration and thermal cyclic envi- ronments of getting to and operating in space. The aerospace industry, when specified, recog- nizes the Space Hardware Addendums in addi- tion to the base standards as meeting many of the requirements for workmanship and specifi- cation acceptability. The Space Hardware Addendums are includ- ed as modules for the J-STD-001, IPC/WHMA- A-620 and IPC-6012 Certified IPC Trainers and Certified IPC Specialist programs. The IPC training and certification programs have two tiers of instruction. Certified IPC train- er candidates are sent to an official IPC certifi- cation center by their parent companies to re- ceive intensive training and are then certified to provide application specialist or certified IPC specialist training. The term for certification is two years. J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies with Space Hardware Addendum The IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Sol- dered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies has emerged as the preeminent authority for elec- tronics assembly manufacturing. The standard describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. The standard emphasiz- es process control and sets industry-consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products. Certified IPC trainer candidates who suc- cessfully complete the soldering workmanship portions of the course and the certification ex- amination are given the instructional materials needed for training application specialists. The application specialists training is modularized, meaning that training on the entire document is not required. Application specialists must be trained on the introductory section, and then IPC Certification Program's Space Hardware Addendums Training and Certification FEATURE

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