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SMT Stencil Printing and Inspection


This course is intended to give the participant an in-depth understanding of SMT soldering fundamentals. The various aspects of solder paste including No-clean and water-soluble soldering processes. Fine pitch device and ball grid array requirements, conductive epoxies & adhesives and Reflow of Through-hole will also be covered. Emphasis is placed on stencil printing and post-print inspection fundamentals. Inspection technique and parameters are also presented as well as troubleshooting of the soldering process.

Instructors: Joe Belmonte, Jim Hall and/or Phil Zarrow

Duration: 1 Day


The composition and behavior of solder pastes (including RMA, OA, no-clean and lead-free) and how these affect deposition, reflow, and ultimate solder joint quality

The fundamentals of solder paste deposition including equipment, stencil technology, and printer control parameters.

Considerations for Reflow Of Through-hole (Pin-in-Paste) Process

Important design considerations for achieving defect-free soldering.

How to troubleshoot soldering problems.


·The SMT Concept

Solder Paste and Adhesives

Solder Paste and Adhesive Printing and Deposition

Post Print Inspection

Solder Printing Troubleshooting

Reflow of Through-hole (Pin-in-Paste) Process

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for Manufacturing, Process, Design, and Quality Engineering personnel and management who wish to become familiar and comfortable with the SMT solder paste printing process, equipment and materials. This course will be of benefit to both beginners and intermediate SMT users.