We anticipate holding the 2022 ICT Annual Foundation Course as normal this year


The 2022 Annual Foundation Course, will take place between
Monday the 11th - Thursday 14th April 2022

Institute of Circuit Technology
Northern UK Circuit Group
FOUNDATION COURSE
IN
PCB Design and Manufacturing at Chester University

2022 COURSE TIMETABLE

Monday 11th April 2022 – Thursday 14th April 2022

DAY 1 – Merlin Circuits, Deeside
1. Enrolment at Merlin Circuits, Deeside
10:00 – 11:10 2. Basic Manufacturing Sequence
Mr Steve Kerr Amphenol Invotec
11:00 – 12:00 3. Design for Manufacture
Mr Mat Beadel Merlin pcb Group

LUNCH – 12:00 – 12:30

12:30 – 14:30 4. Plant Visit

14:30 – 15:30 5. Assembly Fusing and Soldering
Prof. Martin Goosey Loughborough University


DAY 2 – Chester University

Tuesday 12th April:

09:00 – 10:00 7. Manufacture of PCB &M/L Laminates
Mr Mark Gordon CCI Eurolam
10:00 – 11:00 8. Programming, Drilling and Routing
Mr Gavin Barclay ACS Ltd
11:00 – 12:00 9. Imaging and Film Technology
Mr Glenn Swanton JD PhotoData

LUNCH

13:00 – 14:00 10. Etching and Pre-treatment processes
Mr Dave Hotston CCE Europe
14:00 – 15:00 11. Photomechanical Processes
Mr John Rankine Eternal Materials Co.Ltd Asia

DAY 3 – Chester University

Wednesday 13th April

09:00 – 10:00 12. Principles of Plating Copper
Professor Andy Cobley Coventry University
10:00 – 11:00 13. Through Hole Plating and Multilayer Desmear
Professor Andy Cobley Coventry University
11:00 – 12:00 14. PCB Plating
Professor Andy Cobley Coventry University
LUNCH

13:00 – 14:00 15. Soldermask Application Processes
Mr Chris Wall Electra Polymers Ltd
14:00 – 15:00 16. Bare Board Test
Mr Andre Bodegom Adeon
15:00 – 16:00 17. Standards part 1 and TC 91 / EPL 501.
Emma Hudson EHTC

Day 4 – Chester University

Thursday 14th April

09:00 – 10:00 18. Automatic Optical Inspection
Mr Andrew Norton Orbotech
10:00 – 11:00 19. PCB Testing
Mr Martin Wickham National Physical Laboratory
11:00 – 12:00 20. Course Review
Bill Wilkie ICT Council

LUNCH

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