All about SMT Stencils

  What are Stencils? Surface-mount technology (SMT) is a method of producing PCBs where the components are mounted or placed directly onto the surface of the board. The [...]

Mirror Mirror

A mirror can bring bad luck, it is said. In this PCB assembly challenge, it certainly did when a mirrored pad layout for a transformer made it impossible to mount the component to its intended [...]

Wicked Wicking

  This PCB assembly challenge involved attaching a solar panel to one side of a pad using solder paste with a pass through an SMT reflow soldering oven.   The attachment or bond itself [...]

Too Close for Comfort

This is a little bit like the old college prank of trying to see how many kids can squeeze into a telephone booth. Pretty soon everyone’s too close for comfort! In this PCB assembly challenge, [...]