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$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$730.00
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.