Soldering in Electronics Assembly

Soldering in Electronics Assembly

1st Edition - November 5, 1992

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  • Authors: Mike Judd, Keith Brindley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102177

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Soldering in Electronics Assembly discusses several concerns in soldering of electronic assemblies. The book is comprised of nine chapters that tackle different areas in electronic assembly soldering. Chapter 1 discusses the soldering process itself, while Chapter 2 covers the electronic assemblies. Chapter 3 talks about solders and Chapter 4 deals with flux. The text also tackles the CS and SC soldering process. The cleaning of soldered assemblies, solder quality, and standards and specifications are also discussed. The book will be of great use to professionals who deal with electronic assemblies.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    10 Rules of Machine Soldering


    1 Soldering Process

    Time on its Side

    Printed Circuit Board


    Soldering Processes

    Component/Solder (CS) Processes

    Solder/Component (SC) Processes — 'Reflow' Soldering




    2 Electronics Assemblies


    Through-Hole Joints

    Surface Mounted Components

    Surface Mounted Joints

    Assembly Variations

    Assembly Classification

    Solder Paste or Adhesive Application

    3 Solder

    Metallurgical Properties of Tin/Lead Alloys

    The Soldered Joint


    Protective Coatings

    4 Flux

    Need for Flux

    How Fluxes Work

    Categorization of Fluxes

    Choosing a Flux

    Application of Fluxes

    5 CS soldering Processes

    Hand Soldering

    Mass CS Soldering Processes

    Inert Atmosphere Soldering

    Handling Assemblies

    Solder Pots and Pumps

    Solder Pot Heaters


    6 SC soldering Processes

    Heat Application

    Infra-Red Soldering


    Temperature Differentials


    Hot Vapor Soldering

    Laser Soldering

    Light Beam Soldering

    Heated Collet or Hot Bar

    Miscellaneous SC Soldering Processes

    Comparison of Soldering Processes

    7 Cleaning of Soldered Assemblies

    The Montreal Protocol

    Why Clean at All?


    Classifications of Cleaner

    Cleaning Processes

    Contamination Testing

    Comparing the Cleaning Options

    8 Avoiding Problems — Soldering Quality

    Have Problems Occurred?

    Statistical Process Control

    Solutions to Problems

    9 Standards & Specifications

    Why Comply with Standards

    Reference to Standards

    Levels of Standards

    Standards Organizations and Bodies

    Standards for Electronics Assembly Manufacture

    Guide to Relevant Worldwide Standards



    Further Reading

    Worldwide Addresses

    Appendix 1 Why not Blame the Machine?

    Appendix 2 Problems & Solutions

    Appendix 3 Soldering Safety

    Appendix 4 Comparing Soldering Processes & Machines


Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1992
  • Published: November 5, 1992
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102177

About the Authors

Mike Judd

Keith Brindley

Keith is a freelance journalist whose whole life (well, apart from the wife, the kids, the music and the mountain bike) is computers. He's been writing about them (computers, that is) for over 18 years, in the meantime working as a teacher, lecturer, engineer, journalist and finally (for the last 12 years) freelance in the computing field. He fondly remembers his first contacts with the Commodore Pet, the various Sinclair oddities, the BBC, PC-DOS, MS-DOS, the Mac, and the various incarnations of Windows. He dreams of new software and hardware, he realises that writing about computers makes little compared to making computers or writing the software for them, he is fully committed to passing his experience along to and making computer-life easier for his readers, yet still enjoys what he's doing. Which can't be all bad!

Affiliations and Expertise

Freelance writer and journalist on electronics. Independent PC Consultant.

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