The industry is asked for feedback on reducing bottlenecks in the CAD-manufacturing process.
Last year was a watershed year for the IPC-2581 standard.
A broad cross-section of printed circuit board software suppliers, OEMs, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, and service suppliers, having implemented IPC-2581 both in trial and production use, provided significant positive feedback to the IPC 2-16 committee regarding their experiences utilizing the standard to produce PCBs. Working closely with the IPC-2581 Consortium’s technical committee, many of these adopters proposed feature enhancements, leading to IPC-2581B Amendment 1, published in January of this year. This release supports the most comprehensive set of industry requirements for printed circuit board fabrication, assembly and test in a data-centric, open, license-free, industry-driven standard format. On behalf of the IPC 2-16 Committee, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all who participated in this effort.