Tag Archives: defects

PCB Multi-Issue Microsection Wall Poster

A gift for the holidays for the PCB department that has everything! Dubbed the “nightmare microsection,” this full-color, 24×36-inch (60 x 90 cm) wall poster identifies 42 phenomena that can be seen in cross-sections of plated-through holes. Outstanding visual for supporting discussions of common (and not so common) phenomena. All defects are labeled and match […]

Defect of the Month from NPL and IPC: Solder Wicking and Reflow

Fine pitch components, convection reflow with nitrogen, and vapor phase reflow can all add up to solder wicking where the solder is drawn to either the component terminations or the pads. Industry expert Bob Willis explains the causes in this video from the National Physical Laboratory Defect Database. The defect database allows engineers to search […]