National Physical Laboratory Industry Defects Database

NPL Electronics Interconnection Group has put in place a Defects Database on printed board assembly and material issues as part of their continuing support to the electronics industry. The database is intended to be added to on a continuous basis by any visitor to the database, and so increase in value to the industry. The database was suggested as an industry project by members of the Industry Advisory Group IAG , recommending that NPL were best equipped to coordinate the activity due to their scientific and manufacturing expertise. By collecting together common problems and making example images freely available to industry it will assist engineers implement corrective actions in their process or design.

The database also includes a listing of and access to all of EI Group's reports and Best Practice Guides. There are over 100 different subjects covered.

To access the Defect Database and search, please click  here

We encourage you to insert your current process problem to the database or obtain advice, please click here, and increase the value to the industry.

Martin Wickham

National Physical Laboratory
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Middlesex TW11 0LW
Tel: +44 20 8943 7091
Fax: +44 20 8614 0428