BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC today announced the release of a new standard for the qualification and acceptance of press-fit technology.

IPC-9797, Press-fit Standard for Automotive Requirements and Other High-Reliability Applications also includes high-reliability needs for automotive and other industries such as aerospace.

Press-fit technology is relatively new to the automotive industry and high-reliability needs, but not to electronics, IPC said. Used primarily in the telecommunications industry, the dependability and efficiency of press-fit makes it stable for use in high-relability electronics. The technology has been found to be critical to the manufacturing of electronic and electro-mechanical components.

In a statement, Hans-Peter Tranitz, Ph. D., Continental Automotive, and co-chair of 5-12m Cold Joining Press-fit Task Group said,“Press-fit connections are extremely robust against all kinds of environmental conditions, rather simple to assemble and -- among many other advantages -- without additional temperature load to the electronics. Those advantages lead to an exponential growth of press-fit components in the automotive industry as well as in other high reliability applications.”

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