Re: [OT] surface mount components
If you use a glue, you must make sure that it doesn'ttoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
end up on the solder pads.
I don't know about you, but I cannot control crazy glue
Complicated boards get a tiny dot of epoxy dead center
in the footprint to hold the part down. These boards are
populated by robotic pick and place machines, and the
epoxy is placed there by that machine.
The solder paste is put on by wiping it over the holes
in a specially made etched solder paste mask.
Smaller less complicated boards often use the solder paste
to hold the parts down.
Tony Fleming wrote:
Nice information for people who do not use SMD's very often.