CLAUSE CODE: QC47f    This clause was archived as of 01/07/2016
  CLAUSE TITLE: PWB Inner Layer Inspection



General Requirements

·         The Contractor shall perform 100% inspection of the multilayer board (MLB) inner layers using Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) prior to the lamination process.


·         AOI inspection shall be conducted in accordance with the latest version of IPC-A-600, Acceptability of Printed Boards, and the performance requirements of the applicable IPC-6010 series documents, Class 3 Performance, High Reliability Electronic Products or Class C for High Performance High Density Interconnects.


·         All MLBs with defective inner layers shall be discarded.



Reporting Requirements

·         The Contractor shall provide with each shipment, a signed Certificate of Conformance that AOI inner layer inspection was performed to verify the following:


o    For rigid inner layers - All inner layers have been inspected by AOI to IPC-6011/6012 Class 3 requirements.


o    For flex inner layers - All inner layers have been inspected by AOI to IPC-6011/6013 Class 3 requirements.



Source Inspection Requirements

·         If Contractor is not AOI capable, Contractor shall notify JPL Procurement Quality Assurance Office at (818) 393-7592 to coordinate the inner-layer source inspection.


·         JPL requires a minimum number of working days advance notice to schedule a date for the JPL source inspection.



Contractor Location to JPL

Business Days

Advance Notice


Local: California

3 days

Minimum required

National: Continental U.S.

5 days

Minimum required


10 days

Long lead time/forecasting desired