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Advanced Micro SMT Hand Soldering

If you are working with the smallest of small, surface mount components in either placement or rework of, this is the course for you.

This two (2) day Advanced Surface Mount Micro Hand Soldering program focuses on the proper techniques for placement, soldering, and rework of fine pitch surface mount components such as chip components ranging in size from 0603, 0402, 0201, 01005, as well as multi-leaded extra fine pitch devices.

This course is an extensive and repetitive “hands-on” experience. With approximately 75% of the time spent doing, students experience the technology first hand and practice the procedures again and again to perfect their skills. Soldering will be performed in both a lead and lead-free environment to gain additional experience and understanding of the impact of soldering with these alloys.

In addition, discussions covering the importance of micro-component placement and how to make electrical connections with a soldering iron or hot air gasses, reviewing fluxes, solder selection, and the soldering process round out the students understanding of the procedures, tools, and materials involved.

Note: This is an Advanced Program
Students must have successfully completed EPTAC’s Surface Mount Soldering Certification program or similar program. Verification of your prior certification and/or current soldering skills will be requested to confirm your preparedness to attend this course prior to enrollment.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Review General Manufacturing and Solder Information
  • Safety and MSDS’s
  • Review of Proper Preparation for Solder Assembly Techniques
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Discussion of Flux and Solder Chemistries
  • Tools and Material Selection
  • Component Identification
  • Quality Requirements for Solder Connections
  • Introduction to Micro Hand Soldering Process
  • Discussion of Micro Hand Soldering Methods
  • Practical Session – Soldering Components and Pads
  • Review of Practice Board’s Quality

Day 2

  • Perform Soldering on Test Board / Review of Test Board’s Quality
  • Discussion on Proper Preparation of Wire for Soldering
  • Practical Session – Soldering 40 AWG Wire to Components and Pads
  • Review of Practice Board’s Quality
  • Perform Soldering on Test Board / Review of Test Boards Quality
  • Discussion of Proper Removal of SMT parts and Wire
  • Practical Session – SMT Rework
  • Review of Practice Board’s Quality
  • Perform SMT Rework on Test Board / Review of Test Board’s Quality

Choose the format for Advanced Micro SMT Hand Soldering that fits your needs

EPTAC offers a variety of options for the way you like to learn or how you would like a program delivered. From Scheduled Classes (in various locations), Dedicated Classes (where you select the class, date and time and we deliver the program at your facility), EPTAC has you covered.


Scheduled Classes - In Person

Attend a live instructor led class which are regularly scheduled in a variety of locations across North America. Enjoy the real time conversations and interaction with EPTAC’s Master Instructors and your classmates.

Dedicated Classes - On Site

Have a group of employees to train and certify? Let us create a class at your location on your schedule. We will have one of EPTAC’s Master Instructors ready with all the required equipment and materials. Ask us how we can make it happen.

Have a question about training or IPC certification?

EPTAC has the knowledge and expertise to help you train your staff, understand your process, and increase production. We are committed to answering your questions promptly, and we look forward to hearing from you.