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Bringing SMT Assembly In-House...
It's not easy to get involved in an unfamiliar technology. But if PCB assembly were that complex, you'd need a degree in engineering to do so. But that's not the case at all! Perhaps others who are successfully assembling boards have learned what you're about to find out: that the economic advantages outweigh a learning curve that's not really all that complex.
Essentially, just three steps occur in the assembly process. The
first is the application of solder in the form of paste to a blank
or "bare" circuit board. This takes place with a stencil printer,
which accurately prints the paste onto every pad location on the
board. The second operation is pick-
The PCB is now a completely populated, self-