Podcast Ep.19: PCB Depaneling
PCB Depaneling is the process of breaking the individual PCBs out of the panel that is used to assemble the boards and is typically one of the very last steps assembled circuit boards go through before they are shipped.
On today's episode we continue on with our technical sub-series about the assembly process. We delve into selective soldering, which is used to solder through hold components onto boards.
-We answer a question from a listener about tomb stoning, why it is no longer as prevalent in pcb assembly today, and how to prevent it
-Worthington uses selective soldering machines made by RPS Automation which is now ---Hentec Industries - https://rpsautomation.com/vector460/
-Need to see it to understand it. https://youtu.be/p-VImd2yW5s
-Stages of selective soldering - we use 1. preheat 2. flux 3. solder
-Advantages vs disadvantages of selective soldering
-Design tips to make it go more smoothly