Surface Mount Assembly

The Seven Sins of Surface Mount Assembly

Date of Publication: Jul 8, 2015

The Seven Sins of Surface Mount Assembly

Sample Video

This DVD training program provides the perfect opportunity for departments to review and discuss how they can help make improvements, eliminate trouble-spots, and reduce scrap / rework. Begins with a brief overview of the surface mount assembly process, including: solder paste application, component placement and solder reflow. Focuses on seven major problem areas during SMT assembly: solder paste, stencils, squeegee operation, misalignment, component / feeder issues and temperature profile. Analyzes each of these conditions - explaining potential problems and typical causes, then defines what needs to be changed to control each situation.

DVD-48C comes with a touch of humor, leader's guide and final exam. Certificates of completion are also included for students who pass the Training Certification test.* Optional English subtitles are provided for the hearing-impaired and ESL students.

To host this training program on your own PC, corporate network/intranet, or Learning Management System (LMS), please select our automated, computer-based Online Video Training (OVT) format. 

Includes Training Certification.

Time: 20 minutes.

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Training Certification is an ideal way to train and verify competency in key subject areas, like ESD Control, Lead Free Soldering, Component ID, Safety, and Acceptance Standards. These multi-media based resources include everything a trainer needs to instruct, test and certify that their operators have completed a course successfully. All students with a grade of 70% or better on the final examinations qualify for IPC Training Certification. Please see the sample certificate (.pdf) which allows for user-customization of student name, instructor, and date of completion. There is no expiration / renewal date for any Training Certification program, and they may be administered by anyone in your company.

As an operator-level credential, Training Certification demonstrates mastery of the specific theory and knowledge contained in the course, as evidence of competency for ISO training requirements through an industry-developed training program. Training Certification does not qualify instructors or students to teach or interpret IPC specifications, or assure proficiency in the physical skills required to create products to the requirements of IPC specifications.

Like all IPC Video / DVD, OVT and Computer-Based (CD) training programs, Training Certification is available for unlimited students per the particular licensing structure chosen. These media-based training solutions are created in cooperation with volunteer industry experts – to ensure technical accuracy – and are free from commercial bias.