Line-Down

with AIM Engineer, Jen Fijalkowski

Learn how to overcome your electronic assembly challenges in AIM's Monthly web series "Line Down". Jen Fijalkowski, AIM's Technical Marketing Engineer, answers our customers' defect-related questions by providing process tips, problem solving tools and suggesting the most appropriate materials to help you minimize or eliminate common soldering defects.

 

 QUESTION 1:

My second shift operator forgot to take solder paste out before the end of the shift, the paste that I want to use is still cold, what do I do?  Watch Video

 QUESTION 2:

I have old paste laying around, can I mix it with my new paste and use it in production?  Watch Video

 QUESTION 3:

If I find paste in the refrigerator which has been opened, can I use it in production?  Watch Video

 QUESTION 4:

I am having a BTC voiding problem. I tried modifying my stencil apertures and and adjusting my reflow profile and nothing seemed to work! What can I do?  Watch Video

 QUESTION 5:

One of our sister plants is using an automated mixer to reduce the amount of time it takes to prepare paste. Will this help me too?  Watch Video

 QUESTION 6:

How much dross can accumulate on the surface of my wave solder pot before it obstructs my process?  Watch Video

 QUESTION 7

I am seeing Head-In-Pillow defects on my boards. How can I reduce this?  Watch Video

 QUESTION 8

Can your BTC ground pad aperture design reduce voiding?  Watch Video

 QUESTION 9

Our inspectors are finding solder beads around our chip components, what should I do?  Watch Video

 QUESTION 10

What materials should I use when reworking low-temperature solder paste?  Watch Video

 


 

 Q: What materials should I use when reworking low-temperature solder paste? 

 

 Q: Our inspectors are finding solder beads around our chip components, what should I do? 

 

 

 Q: Can your BTC ground pad aperture design reduce voiding? 

 

 

 Q: I am seeing Head-In-Pillow defects on my boards. How can I reduce this? 

 

 

 

 Q: How much dross can accumulate on the surface of my wave solder pot before it obstructs my process? 

 

 

 

 Q: One of our sister plants is using an automated mixer to reduce the amount of time it takes to prepare paste. Will this help me too?