IPC-6013 has been updated again. The new Revision D is available now from Document Center Inc. in both paper and pdf download formats. The title of the standard is Qualification and Performance Specification for Flexible/Rigid-Flexible Printed Boards. These requirements are for flexible printed boards designed to IPC-2221 and IPC-2223. This new edition replaces all previous revisions, including the Revision C from 2013.
For a general overview of this standard, see my previous post from early 2014 when the Revision C became publicly available: IPC-6013C Released. This will give you an idea of the coverage of this important IPC standard.
The 80-page Revision D hhas a number of of changes. These are marked in the text by the use of a grey background for areas with updates. The changes are spread throughout the publication. For example, the IPC-6016 was cancelled by IPC. So relevant HDI conformance and acceptance criteria are now part of this new IPC-6013 Revision D.
Other IPC-6013 D new and updated requirements cover:
- final finishes,
- rigid-to-flex transition zones,
- deformation anomalies including wrinkles, creases and soda strawing,
- registration (annular ring),
- conductor thickness reductions,
- dielectric removal in holes,
- resin smear,
- copper filled microvias and
- selective (button) hole plating.
For those of you working with printed boards, you know how important the IPC standards are. Document Center Inc. is an authorized distributor for IPC. We carry all the current IPC standards plus many obsolete editions. To order, use our webstore at www.document-center.com. Here is a direct link to the order page for the IPC-6013.
If you’re an IPC member, let us know. We will be able to honor your IPC member price. And your purchase comes with our best-in-class notification service. So you’ll be getting emails in the future when other updates occur. For those of you with compliance requirements, Document Center has support services for you. We can provide you with monitoring, reporting, and document collection auditing services. And we have a variety of delivery options as well.
Check in with us for more information at (650) 591-7600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn why so many organizations make us their Standards Experts!