412, 2017

Why Get An IPC Certificate For Soldering from Blackfox?

In the electronics and electrical industries, soldering is a much valued and needed skill as it establishes strong connections in printed circuit boards and across wires. In essence, you could say that these fields could [...]

611, 2017

IPC Re-Certification

It is an IPC requirement that training re-certification is completed before your 24-certification expires. Stringent guidelines dictate IPC policy regarding the expiration, extension, and reinstatement of IPC certification. The following is an excerpt from IPC [...]

3010, 2017

Electronics Assembly Training for IPC Certification: Where to Start?

The IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, is the most widely used standard published by the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, and is implemented worldwide by original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). EMS designs, manufactures, [...]

1010, 2017

School is Back in Season

You’re thinking of going back to school. You know you are technically inclined, but don’t have much specialized education in a technical field. You want to jump in, but it can be tough to figure [...]

410, 2017

How Training Veterans Can Change the World

We at the Blackfox Training Institute can not promote our Veteran’s Training Program enough—we are so excited and proud of this incredible program that we provide. This program not only helps our veterans, but it [...]

110, 2017

3 Important Ways to Support Veterans

Since we at Blackfox, a state of the art training center for ipc have our very own Veteran’s Training Program, veterans are particularly near and dear to our heart—we have a strong connection to these [...]

2909, 2017

Blackfox: Hand Soldering Basics

Soldering is a complex task that requires much precision on the part of the operator. With enough practice, one can gain a better understanding of the tools and techniques, thereby improving productivity and quality and [...]

2409, 2017

Blackfox: IPC Inspection Guidelines

IPC inspection guidelines exist to ensure the proper functioning of electronics and the safety and wellbeing of the people using them. The Acceptable Quality Level (also known as the Acceptance Quality Limit or AQL) dictates [...]

1709, 2017

Blackfox: A History of the GI Bill

Many veterans today enjoy the various benefits associated with the GI Bill. But have you ever wondered why that is, or how the GI Bill even came about? This blog explores a brief history of [...]

1009, 2017

Blackfox: Printed Circuit Board Basics

The printed circuit board (PCB) is one of the key concepts in electronics manufacturing. The PCB was born out of a need to reduce the size and manufacturing costs of electronics as electronics became more [...]

409, 2017

Blackfox: The Basics of Soldering

The art and science of soldering is one that takes a lot of practice. While over time one can perfect their soldering technique, this blog provides a basic introduction to soldering. There are four major [...]

2908, 2017

Blackfox: Trade School vs. College: Which Is Right For Me?

On the mind of many high school students and their parents is the question, “What comes next?” In many high schools, a lot of emphasis is placed on the college path. While there is no [...]

2108, 2017

Blackfox: Projected Increase in Military Electronics Spending

The military electronics industry is booming. During the 2017 fiscal year, which begins this October, the US military electronics budget is set to increase significantly. The US Department of Defense is asking Congress for $10.74 [...]

1108, 2017

Blackfox: Detecting Counterfeit Components.

Counterfeit products are becoming more and more prevalent these days. They have begun to infiltrate various industries, including the electronics industry. Luckily there are professionals who are trained to detect counterfeit electronic components. Discussed below [...]

408, 2017

Blackfox: Veterans and Education

The post-9/11 GI Bill is making it easier than ever for US military veterans to attend college. Passed in 2008, the bill pays in-state tuition to institutions that veterans and their dependents attend. It also [...]

108, 2017
1807, 2017

Blackfox: MIL-STD-883 Standards for Radiation

The MIL-STD-883 standard establishes consistent methods, controls, and procedures for testing microelectronic devices that are appropriate for use in military and aerospace electronic systems. These include environmental, mechanical, and electrical tests; workmanship and training procedures; [...]

1107, 2017

Blackfox: Advantages of Trade and Technical Schools

Many students and their families automatically think of college as the default path after graduating high school. While college is a great option for a proportion of high school graduates, it’s not necessarily the only [...]

407, 2017

Blackfox: To Lead Free, or Not To Lead Free—That is the Question.

The electronics industry has recently witnessed a trend toward using lead free solder. As of 2003, the European Union adopted the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. Among the many restricted hazardous substances is lead. [...]

2806, 2017

IPC Certification Program’s Space Hardware Addendums Training and Certification

IPC Certification Program’s Space Hardware Addendums Training and Certification

2106, 2017

Blackfox: Improving Health with Electronics.

The electronics industry continues to have a major impact on multiple aspects of our everyday lives. One such aspect is health and wellness. You might be wondering what on earth electronics has to do with [...]

1106, 2017

Blackfox: How to Make a Printed Circuit Board at Home

A printed circuit board (PCB) is a device that mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components using conductive tracks, pads, and other features etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate. Circuit board design [...]

406, 2017

Blackfox: The Many Benefits of Hiring Veterans.

Finding the right mix of intelligence, talent, work ethic, and cultural fit in an employee is no easy task. If you are struggling to find just the right employee for a particular position, you might [...]

2905, 2017

Happy Memorial Day from Blackfox!

When many of us think of Memorial Day, we often think of days off from school and work and the beginning of summer. Several Americans will be celebrating this weekend with family barbecues, picnics, pool [...]

1805, 2017

A History of IPC

In many of Blackfox’s course titles you’ll find the initials IPC next to the course number. Do you ever find yourself wondering what IPC stands for or what it’s all about? There’s a fascinating history [...]

1105, 2017

Blackfox: Why Get Certified?

Many professionals who have been working for many years probably feel very comfortable in their careers and confident in their skill sets. However, one of the few things that’s absolutely guaranteed in life is change. [...]

405, 2017

The Blackfox Advanced Manufacturing Program for Military Veterans

The Blackfox Advanced Manufacturing Program for Military Veterans

2504, 2017

Blackfox: Preparing for Life After the Military

After having spent so many years in the military, thinking about what comes afterwards can potentially be stressful and induce anxiety or fear. Preparation can make this anxiety more bearable and can make the transition [...]

404, 2017

Blackfox: Soldering Safety Guidelines

Most electronics projects involve soldering. While soldering can be great fun and exciting, especially when you think about the end product, it is a process that involves some risk and can be dangerous if you’re [...]

2012, 2016

2015 Veterans Training Program

2015 Veterans Training Program

411, 2016
307, 2016

Blackfox Expands With Additional Training Facilities Worldwide

Blackfox Expands With Additional Training Facilities Worldwide

207, 2016

Facilitating Cost Reduction and Cost Avoidance Workshops

Facilitating Cost Reduction and Cost Avoidance Workshops

207, 2016

Olympus Press Release

Olympus Press Release

207, 2016

Veterans Training Program for Aerospace Jobs

Veterans Training Program for Aerospace Jobs

505, 2016

Announcing IPC-6012 Training and Certification

Announcing IPC-6012 Training and Certification

1111, 2015

Complete Training Schedule Jan-Jun 2015

Complete Training Schedule Jan-Jun 2015

209, 2015

Counterfeit Component Detection Classes in Arizona

Counterfeit Component Detection Classes in Arizona

208, 2015

Training Materials on our Online Store

Training Materials on our Online Store

1006, 2015

Complete Training Schedule Jul-Dec 2014

Complete Training Schedule Jul-Dec 2014

1006, 2015

Complete Training Schedule Jul-Dec 2014

Complete Training Schedule Jul-Dec 2014

1705, 2015

IPC-A-610 en Cd. Juarez, Junio 17-20

IPC-A-610 en Cd. Juarez, Junio 17-20

205, 2015

Blackfox is Proud to Announce Our New Tempe, AZ Training Facility

Blackfox is Proud to Announce Our New Tempe, AZ Training Facility

204, 2015

IPC Training in Penang, Malaysia

IPC Training in Penang, Malaysia

203, 2015

Attention Employers: Blackfox Has Trained Workers

Attention Employers: Blackfox Has Trained Workers

3112, 2014

Employer Pamphlet Press Release 042412

Employer Pamphlet Press Release 042412