Soldering Iron Tip Care

Soldering Iron Tip Care

IPC, Date of Publication: Jun 21, 2016

Soldering Iron Tip Care

Sample Video

The higher temperatures and increased tin content in lead-free solders demands an increased awareness of best-industry practices for soldering iron tip maintenance. With tips costing from $10 to over $100, this new IPC training video can reduce the cost of process consumables -– and increase product quality.

Soldering Iron Tip Care DVD-15C is the ideal educational tool to show your technicians how to properly care for soldering iron tips – and avoid many of the pitfalls associated with lead-free and tin-lead hand soldering. Section one provides an overview of tip life issues. Section two discusses oxidation build-up, recommended tip maintenance and overuse of tip tinners and other abrasive products. Section three explains the typical mechanisms that damage tips and recommended procedures to minimize these effects.

DVD-15C includes English subtitles for hearing-impaired and ESL students – Leader’s Guide, Review Questions and IPC Training Certification certificates* of completion for students who pass the final examination. Time: 23 minutes.

Product Includes

  • Leader's Guide, Transcript, Review Questions, Training Certification Exam (with certificates of completion) and Answer Key.
  • Free Paper-Based Testing with reuseable PDF certificates of completion for ISO “verification of training,” or take advantage of our Free Online Testing so you no longer have to grade tests or generate certificates by hand. (Both options are for unlimited students with no expiration.)
  • Training Certification.

To host IPC training programs on your own PC, Corporate Network/Intranet, or Learning Management System (LMS), please choose our automated, computer-based Online Video Training (OVT) format. Equivalent OVT program is listed in the shopping cart options.

Training Certification is an ideal way to train and verify competency in key subject areas, like ESD Control, Lead Free Soldering, Component ID, Safety, and Acceptance Standards. These multi-media based resources include everything a trainer needs to instruct, test and certify that their operators have completed a course successfully. All students with a grade of 70% or better on the final examinations qualify for IPC Training Certification. Please see the sample certificate (.pdf) which allows for user-customization of student name, instructor, and date of completion. There is no expiration / renewal date for any Training Certification program, and they may be administered by anyone in your company.

As an operator-level credential, Training Certification demonstrates mastery of the specific theory and knowledge contained in the course, as evidence of competency for ISO training requirements through an industry-developed training program. Training Certification does not qualify instructors or students to teach or interpret IPC specifications, or assure proficiency in the physical skills required to create products to the requirements of IPC specifications.

Like all IPC Video / DVD, OVT and Computer-Based (CD) training programs, Training Certification is available for unlimited students per the particular licensing structure chosen. These media-based training solutions are created in cooperation with volunteer industry experts – to ensure technical accuracy – and are free from commercial bias.