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Since 1981, Electronics Manufacturing Sciences has provided the knowledge and hands-on support that enable electronics manufacturers to achieve best-in-class reliability and efficiency. Our clients include the world's largest corporations and many companies still in the startup phase.
We focus on soldering because it is both the core process of electronics manufacturing and the most misunderstood. Most of our work is with electronics manufacturers but we work with all industries that use solder. (For example, we developed the process for soldering rear window defroster clips to glass for automobiles and solved problems with leaking auto radiators. We have also done extensive work with mechanical medical devices as well as medical electronics.) If soldering is involved, we have the expertise and teaching skills to make the process more robust and efficient.
Our Science of Soldering© is the only soldering training and certification that teaches soldering for what it is — a scientific process, not a random collection of erroneous hunches and arbitrary rules.
Companies all over the world deal with the same soldering issues. And we're there to help. Science of Soldering© is at work in industry leading companies in 14 countries.
Science of Soldering© was designed to be easy in all respects. One of the best features for you is the minimal organizational effort required. We bring everything from tools to exercise materials to audio visual presentations. All you provide are students and meeting room with TV and a writing surface.
Depending on the number of people requiring education, you may prefer to have your own in-house instructor conduct classes. Again, we make it easy. The DVD-like video combined with extensive workbook and teacher notes make it easy for your instructor to get up to speed almost immediately. The train-the-trainer package is offered at very reasonable pricing.
Whatever your needs, we've got you covered. Ask us now for a quotation custom tailored to your specific needs. You will be pleasantly surprised by your choices and pricing. Whether we do it or your trainer does it with our materials, Science of Soldering© will make a huge difference in your productivity and reliability.
Soldering is pure science. Mostly it's chemistry but metallurgy and physics both play important roles. Above all, it's simple science.
So, why does soldering cause so many problems? Mostly, it's because people keep doing and instructing the practices that worked decades ago when component leads had tin or tin/lead plated surfaces that melted during "soldering." Mixing melted solder with melted surface metal is simple. But Europe banned lead, so there are no tin/lead surfaces today and tin is not used with smaller surface mount components because of concerns about tin whiskers causing shorts. The new surface metals do not melt during application of the solder.
Why do these new component surfaces matter? Because oxides must be removed before application of solder. And the "industry standard" training doesn't understand solderability. Meanwhile, dramatic changes in fluxes have occurred. These changes are difficult to understand for anyone who doesn't work with fluxes 24/7. And the consequences of choosing the wrong flux can be disastrous. Science of Soldering© teaches foolproof solderability management and all the flux properties.
Also, when "industry standard" practices were devised, components had large leads to which metal clamps called heat sinks could easily be applied. The clamps sucked up soldering iron heat before it could reach the component body. Today's components are tiny; there's no room for heat sinks - but soldering courses still tell people to apply heat as if heat sinks are still present. (Work instructions still call for the use of heat sinks but, of course, that is impossible.) Science of Soldering© teaches a simple but 100% effective technique that ensures component bodies do not getting hotter than the melting temperature of solder. This technique is not taught in any other program.
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