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Re: gEDA-user: Free Dog meetings at MIT starting this September!
On Aug 22, 2004, at 2:45 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
But "reflow soldering" is much more practical. I'm gearing up for
that here right now. You take "solder paste" (a mix of finely
powdered solder and flux) and apply it to SMT pads with a syringe.
At least one PCB proto house has a deal on solder stencils-- thin
sheets of metal (stainless steel, IIRC) which you place over your
board, and spread the solder paste across with a squeegee. From there,
it's just as Dave described.
I wish I could remember the URL, but I bet half an hour or less with
Google would turn something up.
Also, on the reflow topic, here's a description of soldering BGAs at