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   Essentials of Surface Mount Technology

Assembly of circuit boards containing surface mount components can involve a complex series of processes, which must be fully understood by all those involved, if quality assemblies are to be produced.

Course Objective:

This course covers in detail the theory and applications of SMT assembly. At the end of the course, delegates will be able to identify the critical parameters in the manufacture of reliable and high quality surface mounted assemblies to recognised standards. This will be achieved using lecture sessions and also with the option of assembling a functional surface mount assembly.

Course Topics:
Lecture sessions will cover the following topics:

SMT basics - components and PCBs
SMT production processes
Screen printing
• Process variables
• Stencils
• Solder paste issues including storage and use
• Inspection of screen printed board
• Loading of machines
• Common issues
• Solder paste considerations (Classification JSTD-005)
• Thermal profiles (Preheat, Ramp, Rates, Peak Temperature) (Classification JSTD-005)
SMT defects and their causes

Optional modules:

RoHS leglislation overview
Component considerations for assembly processes
Advanced quality awareness
Optimising PCB cleanliness
Intrusive reflow process
Materials analysis techniques
Use of adhesives

Practical hands-on session will demonstrate the best practices in:

Thermal profiling of soldering equipment
Assembly of SMT circuit board

Course Duration:
Two days (optional modules and practical workshop available)

Suitable For:
Operators, Technicians and Supervisors.

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