IPC Online Certification

We are pleased to announce the addition of online certification training for the IPC A-610 “Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies” and the IPC/WHMA A-620 “Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies” courses.

COVID-19 Update

ACI Technologies is working to minimize the impact that the COVID-19 Coronavirus has on training and certification for our industry.

IPC Standards

Did you know that we have some of the most affordable IPC Standards on the market today? These standards are the globally accepted authority for electronics manufacturing. You don’t have to be an IPC member to get a good deal from us!

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Sustainment Engineering

ACI maintains a proven track record of assisting Department of Defense program acquisition offices in the identification and solution of manufacturing technology issues affecting major weapons, aviation, and shipboard systems.

Rework & Repair

In order to maintain the highest level of quality in electronics, most manufacturers will employ some form of process control methodology to identify faulty conditions or potential quality variances.

Failure Analysis

Failure analysis is a common term that is used in the electronics industry for the process of investigating variables that may have resulted in a defect or interruption in function.


The Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility (EMPF) was established in 1984 to aid the electronics industry in improving electronics manufacturing processes required in the manufacture of military systems.

IPC Online Training

We are now presenting certification training online at the CIT, CSE, and CIS levels.

Welcome to ACI Technologies, Inc.

ACI drives the insertion of technology into manufacturing through applied R&D, manufacturing technologies, and engineering.


Our expertise includes research, materials, manufacturing, engineering, prototyping, training, program management, and consulting.


Our associates bring experience, value, and innovation toward meeting present and future customer requirements.


ACI continually engages the challenges of electronics manufacturing using the latest manufacturing, test, and analytical equipment.


We provide IPC and custom training with failure analysis and manufacturing discussions, as well as equipment demonstrations, ensuring students receive the best training money can buy.


We can meet all of your electronics needs and provide solutions through exceptional analytical, design, and manufacturing services.


Our effectiveness is leveraged through partnerships that involve complete supply chain participation.


Method of Detecting Contamination

Minimizing contamination on a printed wiring board (PWB) is crucial to an assembly’s performance and reliability. There are two classes of contaminants, ionic and non-ionic, that can be deposited during electronics manufacturing processes. The type of problem experienced by the customer determines the type of contaminant expected, which in turn determines the test method employed. Non-ionic contaminants are typically organic compounds, such as polymers, oils, or greases that are left on a printed circuit board (PCB) after production. An organic surface residue can cause problems with conformal coatings or may be an indication of an issue with the solder mask. Ionic contaminants can lead to corrosion and dendrite formation, both of which can cause electrical failures.

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Method of Detecting Contamination
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