2581 created a buzz at APEX 2016! It started at Designer’s Forum where about 80 people heard the excellent presentation by Hemant Shah, Gary Carter, Ed Acheson, and Humair Mandavia. People were excited to hear and see the Fujitsu design that only used 2581 data to be manufactured. The feedback on the Forum was positive that created the buzz on the show floor.
At this year’s IPC-APEX EXPO, we saw a drastic shift on subject of IPC_2581 from “Why IPC-2581?” to “How can I leverage the format today across the supply chain?”. This was apparent with the questions we received after Gary Carter from Fujitsu delivered an exciting case study on how we realized a complete augmented utilization of IPC-2581 to drive a project from design to manufacturing, including assembly. There was sincere interest during the Design Forum on how to get started on using IPC-2581, and how to motivate more members of the supply chain to accelerate adoption. We also covered how IPC-2581 can be used to facilitate the documentation process, along with conducting upfront design validation before sign-off to manufacturing using simulation and analysis tools. With the new enhancements coming from the latest revision, along with new inputs, we are proving that IPC-2581 is a viable option to drive the manufacturing process.
This year, we had over 8 consortium members exhibiting at IPC APEX show including Zuken, Polar, Ucamco, Aegis Software, StenTech, Siemens, ScanCad, and Sanmina. There’s a big momentum carry over onto the show floor while many attendees stopping by at consortium members to get more information. “ Humair Mandavia “
Jimmy Baccam and Hemant Shah at the IPC-APEX conference