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Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
Developed by the IPC Task Group (7-31f) of the Product Assurance Subcommittee (7-30) and the WHMA Industry Technical Guidelines Committee (ITGC)
The Principles of Standardization
In May 1995 the IPC’s Technical Activities Executive Committee adopted Principles ofStandardization as a guiding principle of IPC’s standardization efforts. Standards Should: • Show relationship to Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for the Environment (DFE) • Minimize time to market • Contain simple (simpliﬁed) language • Just include spec information • Focus on end product performance • Include a feedback system on use and problems for future improvement Standards ShouldNot: • Inhibit innovation • Increase time-to-market • Keep people out • Increase cycle time • Tell you how to make something • Contain anything that cannot be defended with data
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