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.
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.
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
- 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.
Related Article: 10 Things NOT To Do While Holding a Soldering Iron
Wrapping It Up
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