Reflow soldering of through hole components can simplify the entire assembly process for companies running tin/lead or lead-free and continue to maintain the quality and reliability of the products being built.
The reflow-only process can also eliminate the cost and waste associated with wave and selective soldering.
By eliminating two processes, floor space and energy costs can be reduced--a definite advantage to the end user.
Bob Willis currently operates a training and consultancy business based in England. Bob is a member of the SMART Group Technical Committee. Although a specialist for companies implementing surface mount and area array technology Mr. Willis has provided training and consultancy in most areas of electronic manufacture for over 30 years.
Bob has conducted workshops and set up production lines, assembly features and his “NPL Process Advice and Defect Clinic” with all the major organizations and exhibition organizers worldwide like Productronica, Germany, IPC APEX, SMTAI in the USA plus National Electronics Week and Nepcon Electronics in the UK.
Bob has travelled in the United States, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Russia and the Far East consulting and lecturing on electronic assembly. He was presented with the Paul Eisler Award by the ICT (Institute of Circuit Technology) for the best technical paper during their technical programs. Bob organizes the NPL Defects Database on behalf of NPL and organizes the Electronics Interconnection Division’s monthly online technology webinars and on-site workshops. He has authored two books in the last couple of years on Pin In Hole Intrusive, Design & Assembly plus Package On Package Design Assembly & Quality Control which has been read by over 2000 engineers from around the world.
Pin In Hole Reflow PCB Design Guidelines
PIHR Component Guidelines
Solder Paste Application Methods
Automatic and Manual Component Placement
Temperature Profiling for Pin in Paste Reflow
Solder Joint Inspection and Quality Control
Reliability of Through-Hole Reflow
PIHR Manufacturing Defects—Causes and Cures
Suggested PIHR Resources
Frequently Asked Questions