Helpful Tips When Soldering Printed Circuit Boards

With decades of experience, our expert staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with soldering printed circuit boards.

In particular, hand Soldering Circuit Boards which is a daily activity at our facility. 

Our customers love the convenience and flexibility of working with a domestic manufacturer. Especially, since partnering with a U.S. based manufacturer drastically reduces costs and lead time.

Therefore, outsourcing your printed circuit boards to a U.S. manufacturer provides a tremendous competitive advantage for your company. This certainly holds true when you face low production runs due to small quantities and short lead times. 

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 Soldering Printed Circuit Boards 

Soldering Printed Circuit Boards, Helpful Tips When Soldering Printed Circuit Boards

Our focus includes targeting small to mid-size PCB production. Working with our clients on creating prototypes is another area of expertise.

Also, helping a client bring a prototype printed circuit board to life for the first time is always a thrill. 

Soldering boards for over 35 years brings a great deal of experience. This experience has taught us what works well. It has also taught us what doesn’t.

Below includes a list of helpful tips, as well as what to avoid when soldering printed circuit boards. 

 Soldering Tips 

 Properly soldering a circuit board is essential. Here is a list of healthy tips when Soldering Printed Circuit Boards: 

  • Solder the contact point precisely  
  • Use ROHS Compliant Lead-Free Solder (When possible)
  • Little solder joints
  • More heat
  • Do not over solder the joint
  • Lots of Hershey Kisses – Our staff equates a healthy solder joint will look like a Hersey Kiss (of course real Hersey Kisses are welcomed as well)
  • Good coloring – shiny silver
  • Eliminate dirt or particles

Bad Guys to Avoid   

However, this list includes Bad Guys that our team works diligently to avoid: 

  • Solder balls
  • Solder wash
  • Visible flux residue
  • Cracking
  • Solder bridges 
  • Holes in the solder
  • Flux inhibiting test points
  • Do not overextend the component

These are just a few of the tips our team has accumulated over the years. If you would like to discuss outsourcing soldering printed circuit boards to a seasoned manufacturer, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you. 

Outsourcing your printed circuit boards to a trusted source is paramount. Our team strives for perfection when soldering printed circuit boards and wires. 

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