tombstoning


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tombstoning

A discrete component (resistor, capacitor, etc.) that has turned straight up instead of laying flat as it goes through the soldering process. It can be caused by uneven amounts of soldering paste at different ends of the component or by shadows on the board causing different temperatures at the ends.
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Risking serious injury or even death, 'tombstoning' involves jumping off rocks or cliffs into the water below.
Risking serious injury or even death, tombstoning involves jumping off rocks or cliffs into the water below.
And he said that despite ongoing campaign work by the RNLI, emergency services and coastal safety groups, tombstoning accidents remain a frequent problem.
The oven settings also have a huge influence on tombstoning. If the temperature increases too quickly, the flux does not have enough time to thoroughly remove the oxidation from the terminations and land pads.
Nationwide, HM Coastguard has already recorded three tombstoning deaths and three injuries this year.
We need to challenge the idea that tombstoning is just a bit of fun.
The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) has been made aware of numerous incidents of tombstoning in North Wales, including at Anglesey, Llanberis, Llangollen, Abersoch and Betws-y-Coed.
Fred Caygill, a spokesman for the Coastguard Agency, said yesterday there was a growing tombstoning trend in Britain and anything which promoted it was very stupid.
A THRILLSEEKING teenager has suffered suspected spinal injuries after he landed on rocks whilst tombstoning.
A FATHER-OF-SIX drank 14 cans of cider before tombstoning off an 80ft cliff to his death.