Category: PCB Assembly
14 Tips For PCB Design For Assembly

14 Tips For PCB Design For Assembly

Designing with PCB assembly in mind is one of the most important and frequently misunderstood elements. This series is dedicated to helping you become a designing pro—someone whose PCB design has been optimized on the first try, ensuring a smooth quickturn PCB...

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How To Achieve Perfect PCB Soldering

How To Achieve Perfect PCB Soldering

Perfect PCB soldering is easy! It’s also very rare. What can explain this contradiction? If perfect soldering is easy, why is there so much touchup and rework? The answer, of course, is that it’s easy if you know how. And most of what the soldering “experts” have told...

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Why We Perform PCB Ionic Contamination Analysis

Why We Perform PCB Ionic Contamination Analysis

Did you know that more than 25% of PCB failures occur due to ionic contamination? These contaminated PCBs are sent back to the manufacturer for revision. Additionally, ionic contamination may cause a catastrophic failure, leading to a substantial financial loss for a...

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Thermal Profiling for PCB Assembly Explained

Thermal Profiling for PCB Assembly Explained

A few days back, I came across a really cool quote about data. “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – W. Edwards Deming, statistician. Since then, I have been wondering what could be the best way to share, incorporate and explain this. What’s better than our...

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8 Soldering Tips To Watch Out For

8 Soldering Tips To Watch Out For

My previous posts have discussed specific soldering-related topics to help you achieve perfect soldering. Following are some soldering tips that, while very important, do not require hundreds of words each. The 8 Must-Knows in Soldering 1. There’s no point in...

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Thermal Profiling Quiz

Thermal Profiling Quiz

In PCB soldering temperature and time must be tightly controlled, if you aim for a better outcome. It’s a balancing act, indeed. PCB assemblies require processing at a high temperature for a long enough time period for good solder joints. But again overshooting the...

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