The Science of Soldering

  • Overview
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Overview

The Science of Soldering

Course Description

The electronics industry has relied on soldering concepts and approaches for more than 60 years. However, they no longer meet the reliability and efficiency requirements of modern electronics manufacturing. The consequences include needless defects, failures, warranty claims, and high levels of non-value-added labor. This course teaches critical lessons about chemistry, metallurgy, physics, and mechanics through comprehensive videos, experiments, demonstrations, discussions, workbook exercises, and process problem troubleshooting.

Course Content

THE CORE SCIENCE OF SOLDERING

  • Wetting Forces
  • Flux properties and selection
  • Solderability
  • Heat control and component integrity

MACHINE SOLDERING

  • Surface mount reflow
  • Wave soldering
  • Selective soldering

QUALITY SYSTEMS

  • The deficiencies of “industry” standards
  • True zero defect soldering

CONTRACT SUPPLIER SELECTION AND MANAGEMENT

Requirements & Materials
Materials

Provided

  • Science of Soldering, by Jim Smith

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for process, design, quality, and supplier management personnel.

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What You Will Learn

  • The 7-step recipe for perfect soldering
  • The recipe to manual and machine soldering
  • How to master flux selection and solderability management
  • Why industry workmanship standards do not work in modern electronics production
  • Techniques for increasing production efficiency and eliminating failures
  • Critical insights into selecting and managing contract manufacturers

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain a logical scientific systems approach to managing and evaluating soldering operations either in-house or at contract assembly suppliers.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

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