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IPC Hand Soldering  Competition at ELECTROSUB Conference and Fair 2017 in Budapest

Electrosub Conference and Fair will take place at Terminal 1 Airport Event Center at Budapest, 11-13 October 2017. Both IPC and Microsolder are gold sponsor of the event. IPC Hand Soldering Competition (HSC) is regular accompanying event of many electronic exhibitions worldwide (SMT Hybrid & Packaging, Productronica, APEX, etc.). It wil be organized in Hungary first time.

Who is the best in hand soldering? 

Hand soldering of high density printed boards demands highly skilled operators to ensure a zero-defect soldering process, and this contest will recognize the best skills in hand soldering complex printed board assemblies. Over three days, participants will compete against each other to build a functional electronics assembly within a 60-minute time limit. Assemblies will be judged on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610F Class 3 criteria, the speed at which the assembly was produced and overall electrical functionality of the assembly. IPC-A-610 Master Instructors will serve as judges.
The IPC Hand Soldering Competition winner and two runners-up will each earn cash prizes: 1st place EUR 300; 2nd place EUR 200; 3rd place EUR 100. In addition, the first-place winner will earn a chance to compete against the best hand soldering technicians from around the world at the IPC World Championship at Productronica in Munich, Germany this November.

Microsolder's special prize for the winner's employer:

300.000 HUF (1000 EUR) discount of the price of any IPC CIT (trainer) or onsite CIS (application specialist) training course of Microsolder's training selection.

Beside competition for professionals there will be a competition for students with simplier job, and lower prizes, but the same fun.

Registration form

Contact for more information: 

Lars Wallin
IPC European Representative
Web site: 

Peter Regos
Managing Director
Microsolder Kft.
Address: Kiscsillag u. 18. Budapest 1037 Hungary
Phone: +36-1-203 8742
Fax: +36-1-206 1012
Mobile: +36-20-936 4681
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