Soldering onto PC Board

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by dd1313, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. dd1313

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    May 23, 2010
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    Hi Guys

    Are the soldering done on most equipment done manually by human
    or by machine.

    I looked at the board of a wireless dongle and thought, this cannot be done
    by hand

    What are the views please ?

    Devan
     
  2. t06afre

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    No humans do not do this kind of work any more. Humans are way to slow, to moody, and besides they organize in trade unions. Constantly demanding a raise if they are not busy in some sort of strike. So this field has been taken over machines. Go to youtube and search for pick and place machine
     
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  3. beenthere

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    You can search for "reflow soldering", too.
     
  4. dd1313

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    May 23, 2010
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    Thank you guys.
     
  5. mcgyvr

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    many companies still hand solder through hole components/wires,etc... on pcb's. Surface mount stuff is typically done with pick and place then a reflow process to melt the pre-applied solder paste. For through hole components companies typically use a wave solder machine or selective soldering machine for the higher volume but hand soldering is still done for low volume work.
     
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