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How Automation Trends Influence Hand Soldering, Rework, and Repair

As technology in the electronics industry rapidly advances, electronic devices are getting smaller, faster, and more functional. Advanced printed circuit boards (PCBs) are now double-sided with stacked multiple layers. Thus, they are far more complex than conventional PCB designs and contain more components in tighter spaces, creating high-density interconnect (HDI) PCB configurations.

By: Joshua Edberg, Director of Global Marketing at OK International, the parent company of Metcal, a provider of benchtop soldering systems.

Republished from Welding Journal (September 2021) with permission of the American Welding Society (AWS).

The evolution of electronics and devices must keep pace to meet today’s operator challenges.

Soldering a highly metalized through-hole coaxial connector onto a telecommunications assembly circuit board.

As technology in the electronics industry rapidly advances, electronic devices are getting smaller, faster, and more functional. Advanced printed circuit boards (PCBs) are now double-sided with stacked multiple layers. Thus, they are far more complex than conventional PCB designs and contain more components in tighter spaces, creating high-density interconnect (HDI) PCB configurations.

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