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.

 

 EPISODE 1 - QUESTION: 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

 

 EPISODE 2 - QUESTION: I have old paste laying around, can I mix it with my new paste and use it in production?  Watch Video

 

 EPISODE 3 - QUESTION: If I find paste in the refrigerator which has been opened, can I use it in production?  Watch Video

 

 EPISODE 4 - QUESTION: 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

 

 EPISODE 5 - QUESTION: 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

 

 EPISODE 6 - QUESTION: How much dross can accumulate on the surface of my wave solder pot before it obstructs my process?  Watch Video

 

 EPISODE 7 - QUESTION: I am seeing Head-In-Pillow defects on my boards. How can I reduce this?  Watch Video

 

 EPISODE 8 - QUESTION: Our inspectors are finding solder beads around our chip components, what should I do?  Watch Video

 


 

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

 

 

 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?