Workforce Training Products

Electronics.ca Knowledge Center offers access to some of the world's most renowned specialists in academia and industry. Our courses provide a comprehensive education for new employees, cross-training for your existing workforce, or pre-employment training for students entering the electronics industry. You can train, test and certify your employees in the fundamentals of semiconductor fabrication, PCB and electronics assembly. Give your employees access to the knowledge they need to advance their careers... provide opportunities for cross-training and self-education with the award-winning IPC Training Library. It's never been more cost-effective to implement a complete curriculum of core assembly knowledge. 

US$350.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-36C explains what a low residue flux is and how it compares to other fluxes and describes changes to the existing hand soldering process and explains hand soldering theory with low residue fluxes. This DVD also discusses visual inspection criteria for solder joints and flux residues, wetting considerations, and the importance of the solder heat bridge. Other topics covered are ideal solder feed rates and techniques, lower temperature soldering and the increased importance of tip maintenance. Soldering demonstrations include through-hole components, gull wings, J-Leads and turret terminals.

US$495.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-41C introduces industry specifications J-STD-001 & IPC-A-610 and explains the concept of process indicators. Includes an animated examination of the invisible problems that can be created during rework -- to explain why it's so important to avoid unnecessary rework. Reviews each of the tools and materials for PTH Rework (including low-residue fluxes). Individual sections cover vacuum extraction of straight-through (round) leads; partially and fully-clinched leads, DIP and auxiliary heating techniques for large thermal mass boards and inaccessible leads. Details industry-approved rework techniques for solder defects, including solder bridges, icicles, and excess / insufficient solder. 

US$595.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
Hand Soldering for Through Hole Components The focus of this training program is on hand soldering basics using lead free solder. For a...

US$495.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
This training program is intended for operators who already understand the basics of hand soldering, and simply need to learn the differences between soldering with tin-lead vs. lead free solder.

US$400.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-47C provides an in-depth look at the wave soldering process, beginning with typical setup/adjustment procedures for conveyors, controls, spray, foam and wave fluxers (including rosin, water soluble, and low residue fluxes), convection and radiation preheaters, air knives, and wave adjustment. This DVD also explains thermal profiles, solder compositions, wave shapes and purposes. Reviews standard operating procedures, including adding solder, removing dross, proper clothing, safety requirements, and board stiffeners. A final section on troubleshooting examines common defects, causes and solutions.

US$475.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
The Seven Sins of Hand Soldering is the cure for improper soldering techniques that even the most experienced solder technicians succumb to: excess pressure, improper solder heat-bridge, wrong tip size, excessive temperature, improper use of flux, transfer soldering and unnecessary rework and repair. DVD-49C exposes each of these sins - explaining how bad habits can create undesirable results - while clearly presenting the proper technique so the habit can be eliminated. This visual training tool can also be used proactively for new hires - to prevent bad habits before they start. If you're serious about quality, this video presentation will be the perfect addition to any company's continuous education / improvement program. Also useful for re-certification 6-12 months after initial hand solder training.

US$350.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-51C provides an in-depth look at the adhesive application process for surface mount component attachment prior to wave soldering and begins with an introduction to two methods of adhesive application dispensing and stencil printing  and a discussion of the adhesive itself. This DVD also covers typical set-up procedures, operation, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance for both adhesive dispensing systems and stencil printers. Includes Leader's Guide, Transcript, Test and Answer Key. Certificates of completion are also included for students who pass the Training Certification Exam.

US$473.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
Designed to teach ESD Control techniques for people who work on electronic equipment after it's manufactured. OVT-55C is targeted to those highly skilled technicians in service centers and in the field, as well as the IT professionals who work on computers, servers and routers. This educational program explains and demonstrates the physics of ESD, ESD prevention through proper packaging and handling, static producing materials and activities, clothing considerations, personal grounding, ESD safe work areas and ESD field service kits.

US$400.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-57C provides a visual overview of typical stockroom operations for through-hole and surface mount electronics assembly.

US$450.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
Demonstrates stripping of insulation off multi-conductor cables, removing insulation from large diameter cables, out of round, and twisted-shielded pairs. Includes multiple-step stripping of coaxial cables, and tough insulation. Reviews typical problems including jam-ups and wire curling. Provides evaluation guidelines for nicks, scrapes, broken strands, insulation damage, frays and reduced insulation thickness. Also covers wire tinning and operator safety. An excellent introduction for new hires. Produced in cooperation with the Wire Harness Manufacturers Association. Includes Leader's Guide, Final Exam and Transcript. Certificates of completion are also included for students who pass the Training Certification test.

US$475.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-68C Lead Free Surface Mount Assembly describes how the conversion to lead free production affects the surface mount assembly process, including solder paste application, verification of lead free components and circuit boards, special precautions for moisture sensitive devices, and the effects of higher soldering temperatures on reflow / wave soldering operations and requirements for post solder cleaning.

US$495.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-70C analyzes the typical problems associated with lead free soldering / assembly and provides solutions to the following sins, or bad habits: Cross Contamination, Mishandling Moisture Sensitive Devices, Unnecessary Touch Up and Rework, Lack of Preheating, Excessive Tip Temperature, Insufficient Flux Activity and Warping.

US$625.00
Date of Publication: Jul 11, 2016
A joint collaboration between IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries, and ESDA -- the Electrostatic Discharge Association -- has produced the most up-to-date, technically accurate ESD Control video training currently available to deal with the effects of shrinking geometries, increased performance requirements and lower operating voltages.

US$400.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
The training DVD-77C specifically targeted to eliminate ESD damage during component receiving, assembly transportation, and shipping. No longer do material handlers need to learn from programs designed for operators and technicians, training that doesn't address their exact needs. This program  produced in cooperation with the ESD Association,  includes everything material handlers need to know. 3D animation clearly demonstrates what ESD is, what causes it, and how to prevent static damage during handling. Also reviews typical material handling processes during component receiving, incoming inspection, stockroom storage, kitting, transport to / from production, and final shipping. This program elaborates on the three major causes of ESD handling damage, and provides examples of improper handling for group recognition / analysis. This focused  is fast, thorough, and effective.

US$300.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
First in a series of seven videos, DVD-81 provides an explanation of the defects that can be caused by improper handling during incoming inspection, shearing, and tooling / registration. The purpose of each of these innerlayer fabrication processes is explained, and correct procedures are demonstrated. Visual examples of acceptable and rejectable products are provided, illustrating the range of allowable variation.

US$300.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
Second in a series of seven videos, DVD-82 explains three techniques: mechanical scrubbing, pumice scrubbing, and chemical cleaning. Visual examples of acceptable and rejectable conditions are provided, illustrating the range of allowable variation. Operators are shown how improper handling will affect the product immediately and down the line. Pre-image cleaning may be the most critical processing step in the fabrication of multilayer boards, and perhaps the most neglected. It is important to understand the theory of the cleaning operation, and why it is essential to do it right.

US$300.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-83 covers setup for speed, pressure, heat, registration, then explores typical factors that create exposure or resist adhesion problems, such as improper cleaning, contamination, fingerprints, oxidation, and foreign particles. Also explains the effects of bubbles, wrinkles, scratches, gouges, dents, resist chips, and roller imperfections. Discusses the role of protective clothing, trimming, and visual inspection.

US$300.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-87C Seventh and final video in the Innerlayer Handling Series details pin registration lay-up and lamination processes, and explains the step-by-step sequence of laying up a typical multilayer panel. Proper handling of caul plates, separator plates, copper foil, prepreg sheets and innerlayers is described. The lamination section examines three different types of vacuum press systems: vacuum enclosed presses, vacuum frames and turkey bag systems. Also contains a description of the process for mass lamination and a brief discussion of automatic optical inspection (AOI) and surface treatment operations.

US$495.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-88C provides high-resolution microphotography covering imperfections in the base material; solder mask; edge-board contacts; conductor traces, lands and CRD markings.

US$495.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-8C Reading, interpreting and applying information from prints is a requirement in the electronics assembly industry. Print Reading for Electronics Assembly (DVD-8C) will teach your operators all the complexities of documentation for circuit board assembly, cable and wire harness assembly and final product assembly – in an easy to understand format.

US$300.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-9 provides avoiding incident and injury is the focus of this introductory safety video. Each person is encouraged to be responsible for personal safety in the workplace. This DVD-9 also discusses a wide variety of safety equipment from personal clothing to emergency eyewashes and showers and material Safety Data Sheets are explained. The hazards of drug and alcohol use and its implications for safety in the workplace are explored.

US$475.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-92C begins with an explanation of chip component terminology and size codes and provides detail flux considerations and land preparation using solder braid and vacuum extractor. Demonstrates industry approved techniques and common problems to avoid during removal and replacement of all types of chip components using the following hand tools: hand soldering iron (single-point and bifurcated tip); pulse heat tweezers; continuous heat tweezers; and hot air pencil. Also explains adhesive bonded components and special heating considerations for ceramic chip capacitors.

US$475.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
High-quality microphotography and computer animation provide precise visual instruction on industry-approved techniques for the removal of all types of gull wing components (QFPs, SOICs, TSOPs, and SOTs) using a hand soldering iron, thermal tweezers, and thermal vacuum pick. Land preparation using solder braid and vacuum extraction, and component replacement using a hand soldering iron, hot air pencil, continuous flow solder, and hot bar are demonstrated. Also covers gull wing component ID / handling, tool preparation and maintenance, and heat enhancement techniques.

US$350.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-94C begins with PLCC/SOJ component descriptions and terminology and demonstrates component removal with the pulse-heated hand tool and thermal tweezers, using three different heat enhancement techniques (flux, bridge-fill, and solder wrap). Reviews land preparation, component orientation and alignment techniques. Shows component replacement using point to point, continuous flow and hot air pencil soldering techniques. Also covers cleaning options.

US$475.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-97ABC demonstrates industry-approved repair techniques for electronic assemblies. Each procedure includes damage analysis, repair procedures and evaluation criteria and covers laminate damage repair, rebonding isolated surface mount lands using adhesive bonding film/adhesive-backed replacement lands, and rebonding lifted conductors using liquid epoxy overbond. Also covers conductor replacement with adhesive backed material and liquid epoxy, repairing gaps in conductors, replacing straight and bent conductors, surface mount land/conductor replacement with adhesive-backed material, and solder mask replacement.

US$595.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
A dual-language French/English DVD to teach your operators the subtle differences between tin-lead and lead free soldering techniques and inspection criteria. This program is designed to assist operators and soldering technicians to make the lead free transition with knowledge and confidence.

US$15,000.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
Now you can purchase the entire library of IPC electronics assembly training programs on DVD — at a package price that saves your company 50% or more...

US$575.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-SP78C a dual-language, training DVD - perfect for continuing-education/re-certification on ESD control for electronics assembly operators. Reinforces best-industry practices, and helps to eliminate scrap caused by ESD damage.

US$650.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-VN54C dual-language DVD clearly explains all the critical information your operators need to understand in order to control static charge build-ups and prevent costly damage to electronic components and assemblies. It includes: the physics of static electricity, how static charges damage components, grounding, wrist straps - shoe grounding - testing, safe clothing, conductive smocks, ESD-safe work areas, elimination of static generating materials, controlling charge build-ups, activities that create static electricity, and proper handling - storage - transportation of ESD sensitive devices. Award-winning introduction to ESD control. Includes Leader's Guide, Training Certification Exam with Certificates of Completion for students with passing grades and transcript.

US$2,450.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
EDU-104 is a seven DVD set -- at 31% cost savings off individual DVD list prices. This DVD training course is designed to provide a high level of assembly knowledge for your workforce. It is also an invaluable tool for cross-training--to help insure that every employee has a thorough understanding of their effect on end-product quality.

US$500.00
Date of Publication: Jul 8, 2015
The Seven Sins of Surface Mount Assembly This DVD training program provides the perfect opportunity for departments to review and discuss how they...

US$473.00
Date of Publication: Jul 6, 2015
DVD-56C provides a visual introduction to the wire harness manufacturing process for new hires and explains the basic functions of the board, components and wire harness. This DVD also clearly demonstrates the entire fabrication process, including: drawings and specification review; wire preparation (cutting, stripping and tinning); shaping the harness; wire termination processes (soldering and crimping); tying the harness; inspection, testing, and quality assurance standards; shipping; installation and safety considerations. Produced in cooperation with the Wire Harness Manufacturers Association.