Who will be the ‘best-of-the-best’?
21 May 2012
IPC's second annual IPC Midwest hand soldering competition looks set to crown a new champ, but who will earn the coveted title of ‘best-of-the-best’ in the Midwest?
Who will add their name to the hand soldering victor’s list of Nichole DeVries, Adam Conaway, Linnea Gyllner and be crowned the next IPC hand soldering champ? The second annual IPC Midwest Hand Soldering Competition will take place on 22-23 August 2012, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Schaumburg, Illinois, in conjunction with IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition. Participants will compete against each other to build a functional electronics assembly within a half-hour time limit to ultimately determine who the best-of-the-best is in the Midwest.
“Our inaugural event last year was a great success and more importantly, the participants had a lot of fun,” says Kris Roberson, Manager of assembly technology at IPC. “We’re expecting a great turnout this year and anticipating some fierce hand-to-hand combat, so to speak. Many companies in the Midwest take pride in how many IPC Certified Specialists they have on staff and this event is a fun and friendly way to give them an opportunity to let their staff shine.”
IPC Master Instructors will judge assemblies on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610E Class 3 criteria, the overall electrical functionality of assembly and the speed of assembly.
In addition to pocketing a cash prize of $500, the winner will own bragging rights as the Best Hand-Soldering Technician in the Midwest for 2012. Prizes of $250 and $100 will be awarded to two runners up.
Competition entries will be accepted until 20 July 2012. For more information on the hand soldering competition, visit: www.IPCMidwestShow.org/competition.
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