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Blackfox on IPC Training and Certification and Mexico Expansion

Article from SMT007 Online Magazine: Joel Sainz, sales manager for Blackfox Training Institute in Mexico, speaks with Guest Editor Osvaldo Targon about his company’s IPC training and certification services during IPC APEX EXPO 2019. Sainz also discusses their plans for expanding their reach in Mexico. Osvaldo Targon: Good day, Joel. Can you kindly tell us [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments

Why Should You Get Certified in Electronic Manufacturing

In a recent report by GlobeNewsWire.Com, Global Market Insights, Inc reported in their research that the electronic manufacturing services sector is expected to reach $650 billion by 2024. This global industry growth is spurred by the exponential demand for consumer electronics and devices such as smartphones and tablets. The US market alone dominates global electronics [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments

4 Reasons Your Business Should Invest in IPC Training and Certification Programs

The electronics industry is a quickly growing and dynamic field. New trends and techniques are introduced on a regular basis, demonstrating the sector’s rapid growth and progress. For manufacturing companies across the United States and around the globe, investing in IPC training and IPC certification programs pay off in the end. To date, over 300,000 [...]

By |February 19th, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments

The Value of IPC Certification Courses

What makes taking a class worthwhile? Is it the knowledge that is gained by taking the course? Or how often that knowledge is useful? These kinds of questions are much more difficult to answer about, say, a middle school geography class, but in terms of a class that affects a job on a day-to-day basis, [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments

Training Veterans for The Electronics Industry

Veteran Unemployment Nearly one out of every ten veterans is unemployed. Statistics like this are disturbing, to say the least. Veterans have provided an important service for our country and those of us who live safely within it. Despite their dedication to our country and citizens, hundreds of thousands of veterans find themselves without a [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments

How to Design for Manufacturability

Manufacturing is a big part of the U.S. economy. Did you know we would be the ninth-largest economy in the world if we were looking at manufacturing alone? But more than simply manufacturing, it’s important to create a high-quality, usable product, and to do so, you must create a seamless integration between your product design [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

How to Navigate the Pitfalls of Printed Circuit Boards

Each year, Americans dispose of around 220 million tons of old electronic devices and computers, the majority thrown away in order to upgrade. This is good news for manufacturers. Devices with printed circuit boards are in high demand. Not just in the U.S., but around the world! PCBs are essential to the success of your [...]

By |December 3rd, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

Why It’s Important to Take a Counterfeit Component Course

Electronics components have a short lifespan. Original equipment manufacturers send out over 4,000 product discontinuance notices each year to mark the end of production of individual components. Reasons for discontinuance include the introduction of new regulations, changes in technology, and sometimes natural disasters. Even given two years’ notice, a product discontinuance can leave a customer [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

4 Important Events in the Evolution of the Printed Circuit Board

These days, most pieces of technology include at least one printed circuit board. They are one of the most innovative inventions of the last century and are of great interest to those who are drawn towards electronic technician certification. A complex invention, not only do printed circuits interconnect components through conductors routed with vias and [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments

The Future is Now

We are living in the “future.” Take any science-fiction novel from the past 50 years, and look at the technology that is featured, and in most cases, we’re using some or all of it today. Our phones, computers, and our cars have advanced to a nearly super-human level of technology. We’ve all got computers in [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|News & Events|0 Comments