Podcast Ep. 13: Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) for PCB Assembly
In this episode we delve into the process of Automated Optical Inspection (AOI).
Welcome to another week! This episode Chris and Melissa discuss reflow soldering - the high volume soldering method that melts all of the solder at the same time and sets it to the circuit board. Even though it's a relatively simple process, it's a step that is really important to get right.
We go over the following:
-What is reflow soldering?
-Why is it important and why are we dedicating an episode to talking about it?
-Types of reflow ovens:
-What is a Reflow Profile?
-Types of profiles:
-What are the different stages of the profile?
-What aspects of the PCB design have an influence on how well an assembly will reflow?-----Why are the earlier process steps within surface mount assembly critical to an effective reflow soldering process?
-Any design tips to help ensure effect reflow solder?
A reminder that our giveaway for free assembly credit is still going on! For details on how you can claim $100 of CircuitHub assembly credit make sure to check out our last episode.
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