The Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC), has launched a certification for RoHS Lead-Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability Program that involves an audit of a facility’s processes and procedures to determine whether, if followed and applied consistently, the facility is capable of producing lead-free assemblies. Based on a 100-item questionnaire, the audit follows the assembly process and examines 12 areas, including repair and rework, test and inspection, materials declaration, and materials.
IPC notes that while certification does not guarantee that product will be lead-free, it is an excellent way to verify that your facility has procedures in place to produce lead-free product.
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