wave soldering


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wave soldering

[′wāv ‚säd·ə·riŋ]
(engineering)

wave soldering

Applying liquid solder to the underside of printed circuit boards in order to bond the chips and discrete components that are placed on top of the board and whose metal leads (pins) extend through the board. The board is moved across the solder, which adheres to the flux and bonds the pins to the board. Contrast with reflow.
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It is important to follow the supplier's specifications for wave soldering surface mounted components.
As a result, there is the need to determine whether wave soldering can deliver defect-free processes at these higher lead densities, or if an alternative technology exists.
6,7) Fillet lifting is the separation on the topside fillet between the solder and the land at the end of wave soldering (FIGURE 3).
During wave soldering, the heat attacks the through-hole component via direct conduction through the wire leads.
will review some of iNEMI's Pb-free projects that focus on Pb-free processes in areas such as wave soldering, rework and mixed soldering.
The selective aperture fixture effectively masks the areas previously soldered in the SMT reflow and non-selective wave soldering process, while exposing only those areas to be selectively soldered.
To illustrate the concept, a Taguchi experiment was used to develop a robust process for Pb-free wave soldering.
125" thick and eliminate hand soldering, wave soldering, selective soldering, intrusive reflow and press fitting.
specializing in leaded and lead free PCB assemblies in small- to medium-size lots, today announced the availability of lead free wave soldering for complex through hole assemblies.
iNEMI Lead Free Wave Soldering Project; An Investigation of Reliability of Through-Hole Electrical Interconnects"
However, the company took equipment and floor space optimization one step further by teaming with a wave soldering equipment manufacturer in adapting a comprehensive wave soldering system capable of both lead and Pb-free wave soldering.
A primary advantage is the elimination of the wave soldering process and its associated tooling cost and potential handling damage.