Comparison Between Wave Soldering and Reflow Soldering

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-28337
Published February 01, 2018 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

As contemporary electronics embrace light weight, increasing efficiency, and high speed, each link of the manufacturing process also conforms to this philosophy, including printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. Soldering has played an essential role in determining the success of electronic products, since electrical connections derive from precise soldering. Compared with hand soldering, automatic soldering has been widely selected due to its merits of high accuracy and speed, and the demands of large volume and high cost-effectiveness. As the leading soldering technologies for assembly, wave soldering and reflow soldering have been most widely applied to high-quality assembly; however, the differences between the two technologies continue to confuse many, and when each should be used is also vague.