Soldering Printed Circuit Boards 

As we discussed in a recent blog post, Soldering Circuit Boards is a specialty at Falconer Electronics.  With decades of experience, our expert staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with soldering printed circuit boards. In particular, hand Soldering Printed 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.

Soldering Printed Circuit Boards

Outsourcing your printed circuit boards to a U.S. manufacturer provides a tremendous competitive advantage for your company. Low production runs are simply more cost effective with small quantities and short lead times. 

Our focus includes targeting small to mid-size PCB production. Working with our clients on creating prototypes is another area of expertise. Helping a client bring a prototype printed circuit board to life for the first time is always a thrill. 

Soldering Printed Circuit Boards for over 30 years brings a great deal of experience on what works well and what doesn’t. Below includes a list of tips as well as what to avoid when Soldering Printed Circuit Boards. 

 Soldering Printed Circuit Boards Tips 

 Properly soldering a printed 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 When Soldering Printed Circuit Boards  

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. 

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post on Soldering Printed Circuit Boards. Continue looking for our series on soldering circuit boards.  

Also, to learn more about wire harness assemblies, check out our weekly “Wire Harness Wednesday” blog posts. 

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