IPC-2581 Standard Files

IPC-2581 is a generic standard for printed circuit board assembly products’ manufacturing description data and transfer methodology. Developed in 2004 by IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industry, IPC-2581 is used for transmitting information between a printed circuit board designer and a manufacturing or assembly facility. For nearly every step in the industrial process flow, IPC-2581 offers a standard to help companies ensure superior manufacturability, quality, reliability and consistency in electronics assemblies built for their products.


IPC-2581 Original (1.0 version) - March, 2004


Amendment 1 of IPC-2581 includes examples of penalization and additional coding in xml. Supersedes the original IPC-2581.

IPC-2581 Rev 1 (Amendment 1) - May, 2007


IPC-2581 RevA May, 2012 (Download for FREE!) 

Revision A of IPC-2581 incorporates Amendment 1 and fine-tunes the requirements as expressed by the IPC-2581 consortium. Download IPC-2581A 

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IPC-2581 RevB - Oct, 2013  (Download for FREE!) 

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