flow soldering

flow soldering

[′flō ‚säd·ə·riŋ]
(engineering)
Soldering of printed circuit boards by moving them over a flowing wave of molten solder in a solder bath; the process permits precise control of the depth of immersion in the molten solder and minimizes heating of the board. Also known as wave soldering.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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