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Looking for a Book/Guide for PCB assembly using SMT

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Looking for a Book/Guide for PCB assembly using SMT | 16 January, 2011

Dear All,

I am looking for a guide /book on PCB assembly using SMT(Middle range, not high speed) which i could use for selection of Machines.

If their is any research report , i am ready to pay for it.

Highly appreciate any inputs.

Eg: What should i look in when i buy a Reflow oven, Profile setting etc

Manual Stencil printer, cleaning of stencils ease, etc ?

i am also looking for a professional consultant, who can guide us or provide us with reports.

Thanks with Regards, leo

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Looking for a Book/Guide for PCB assembly using SMT | 17 January, 2011

SMTnet Newsletter Aug 1999 by B Ellis

Title: A Comprehensive Guide to the Design and Manufacture of Printed Board Assemblies Vol. 1 & 2 Editor: William Macleod Ross Publisher: Electrochemical Publications Limited, GB

This two-volume work can possibly be considered the definitive work on all aspects from the design through to the finished product, at least for the next several years. The editor has collected the opinions of world experts in each field of activity and each has written a chapter (or sometimes two chapters). Never, in the history of our industry, has so much useful information been collected into one source.

The first volume (744 pp)is devoted essentially to the design, assembly, soldering and testing of the finished assemblies. The second (1108 pp) is consecrated to the fabrication of the bare boards, quality assurance, the environment and the administrative sides. This order seems to lack coherence but as the engineering should be concurrent, it is difficult to divide the subject matter logically.

My main complaint is that the two volumes are really independent books, each with its own chapter and page numbering, table of contents and indexing, with no cross-referencing between them. It would have been more logical, in my opinion, to have one index covering both volumes, so that - if searching for a subject - one could see straight away where it was to be found. On the other hand, the indexing is excellent, with a separate name index, into the bargain. Most of the chapters have both references and a general bibliography if a subject should need to be researched in more detail.

These books were about eight years in the making. Nevertheless, they are up-to-date, with such subjects as High Density Interconnection Structures, microvia ablation and the new brominated solvents discussed in detail, as well as the latest laminates. Having been involved myself in writing two chapters (which I shall not comment on!), I know my latest modifications to them are no more than about 8 months old.

The depth of treatment is probably greater than in any other general work on PCB technology yet published. Of course, it is not possible to put into a single chapter all that can be found in a whole specialized book. However, there is more than sufficient to, for example, inform a designer about all he needs to know concerning bare board fabrication, assembly and so on or to inform the assembler about the implications his processes must impose on the designer and to ensure an adequate reliability for the final product. This work is therefore, in my opinion, a must for anyone in a technical branch of our industry, despite the apparently high price ($176 and $236, respectively). However, it is very good value for the money and this can be confirmed by a glance at the tables of contents, which may be found at Vol. 1:

Vol. 2 :

respectively, if not logically.

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Looking for a Book/Guide for PCB assembly using SMT | 17 January, 2011

for a free resource/starting point try.

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Looking for a Book/Guide for PCB assembly using SMT | 22 January, 2011

Thanks Gantry,

will kickstart the reading tonight :-)i am sure, it would prove helpful.

cheers, leo

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Looking for a Book/Guide for PCB assembly using SMT | 22 January, 2011


it is pleasure to be a part of this group !

I couldnt view the table of contents on elchempub., could you please update.

Rgrds, Leo

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