Class correspond to a norm that qualify manufacturing and assembly of an
electronic board, from IPC Class 1 to IPC Class 3.
is generalized as a global one. For example, the IPC-A-610 is declined under 3
norms, the IPC Class 1, 2 and 3. These ones are rank from the better (IPC class
3), to the less good (IPC class 1).
that justify the IPC standard use is defined by the quality factor that is
provided with the final product.
standard insures a quality level of the final work, based on specific and
demanding criteria. The more the norm is demanding, the less the default
acceptance level fall down.
example, the IPC Class 3 ensure a very long life expectancy of the electronic
board in very hard climatic conditions.
Class 1 : General electronic products
standard corresponding to low price electronics board with short life span.
Typically, some products like kids electronic toys, flashlights, TV remotes …
can be find in this category.
Class 2 : Specific use electronic products
The class 2
is one the most generalised for the manufacturing and the assembly of
electronic board worldwide. EMSFactory minimum quality at the end of
production lines is based on this norm. With this quality level, the life
expectancy of electronic boards is insuring to be as long as possible and the
quality level is fixed to an optimal level. According to the quality of the IPC
2, some electronic products as smartphones, computers and some domestic
electrical can be associated with it.
Class 3 : High reliability electronic products
Class 3 is linked with high quality of manufacturing and assembly of electronic
boards. It is one of the highest electronic quality worldwide. The IPC Class 2
fields of application concern the aeronautics, spatial and military sectors.
The life expectancy of these is defined to be as long as possible with the
highest quality that the electronic manufacturing sector can offer.
reliability and quality level that represents the IPC Class 2 ensures that the
finished product is able to resist; for prototyping applications and small
product series; to some test and specific uses. This norm is also use because
it ensures a control and a quality level at the end of production lines that
can meet deadlines of the project.
Brief, Why choose the IPC Class 2 for your electronics boards ?
Class 3 ensures a quality of excellence in manufacturing and assembly fields of
electronics boards. This one can be choose for some constrains of solidity and
reliability that are obligatory for the project. The assembly and verification
process that come with this norm requires more time than IPC Class 2 process,
because of constrains link with tolerance of the manufacturing and control
propose to buy by default an IPC Class 2 electronic boards assembly, that can suits
all needs. For more specific and demanding use of the product, that corresponds
to a better quality, EMS Factory offers too manufacturing and assembly of IPC
Class 3 electronic boards. This standard requires a particular step of control,
that is realized by ourselves at the end of the manufacturing process as well
as a report attesting to this quality, which is realized by the ILED quality