A record 47 European contestants vied for the title at IPC’s Hand Soldering Competition at productronica 2015 in November in Munich.

Participants had to build a functional electronics assembly in no more than 60 minutes. A panel of independent MIT (Master IPC Trainer) judges from IFTEC and PIEK International Education Centre evaluated each assembly based on workmanship, overall functionality, compliance with IPC-A-610F Class 3 criteria and speed of completion.

Jacek Majchrzak of ParterTech Poland took first place. Majchrzak, who also won in 2013, also earned a spot at world championship at IPC Apex Expo 2016 in Las Vegas.