IPC is a trade association for the electronic interconnection industry that standardizes printed circuit boards' assembly and production needs. Producing safe, reliable, high-performing PCB products needs constant attention to detail and commitment to quality all over the production process. Adhering to IPC standards all-round the process can help companies achieve that.
Adhering to IPC standards helps improve communication both internally and externally by ensuring everyone uses the same terminology and agrees on expectations. It also improves communication with customers, supplier vendors, regulators and others. Using the same terminology can prevent miscommunication, leading to production delays and inconsistencies and, potentially, unhappy customers IPC standards can improve processes and increase consistency in products. Using IPC standards when inspecting PCBs and other products, ensure consistent quality.