Selective soldering is certainly not a new process, having been used to solder throughhole components by various industries such as automotive electronics, medical, aerospace and telecommunications. In recent years, many electronics manufacturing companies have continued the use of selective soldering technology during the prototype process to solder newly designed products of greater component density and complexity. This paper examines the evaluation of entry-level selective soldering systems including the benchmarking of key attributes that result in highly flexible selective soldering systems capable of soldering assemblies to the highest quality standards.
Published by Global SMT & Packaging, Trafalgar Publications Ltd.
Volume 13, Number 3, March 2013