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Reusing Solder Paste

Reusing Solder Paste - Sep 13, 2002 by bobm  

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Reusing Solder Paste - Sep 13, 2002 by davef  

Reusing Solder Paste - Sep 16, 2002 by

bobm

#21529

Reusing Solder Paste | 13 September, 2002

I have heard a lot of different stories about reusing solder paste. I take what is left on the screener at the end of the day (yes i try to watch the amounts that are put down)and transfer it to a clean solder paste jar. I would like to hear any inputs on the good or bad of this practice. Thank You. Bob Merriam

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blnorman

#21536

Reusing Solder Paste | 13 September, 2002

Run a test, but in our experience, yes you can reuse the paste. We ran tests on paste that was left on the stencil at the end of second shift, we put the paste back on the stencil the next day on first shift with no problems. You definitely want to put it in a container to prevent moisture absorption. You should also knead the paste to be on the safe side.

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#21539

Reusing Solder Paste | 13 September, 2002

We do not reuse paste that is on the stencil at the end of a shift. Search the fine SMTnet Archives for previous descussions on this topic.

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Yannick

#21559

Reusing Solder Paste | 16 September, 2002

Yes You can reuse solder paste, you simply don't put pback the use solder paste and the new one in the same jar, you don't refrigerate the old solder paste again. And before you begin to use the old solder paste be sure to mix it well.

Good luck Yannick

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