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A Comparison of Laser Types for Reflow Soldering

S.B. Dunkerton (The Welding Institute (TWI), Abington, UK)

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 1 January 1992



The increasing complexity of microelectronic devices and the advent of surface mount technology has led to interest in alternatives to mass reflow soldering techniques. One method with advantages for rapid automation and minimal heat input, is laser soldering. Various laser methods are available for application to reflow soldering, the prime options being continuous wave CO2, continuous wave Nd/YAG and pulsed Nd/YAG. This paper presents the results of work to compare and contrast the three techniques. The paper concentrates on the soldering of leadframes and SMD (gull wing and J‐lead) to plated Al2O3 substrates, but also mentions soldering to FR4 PCBs.


Dunkerton, S.B. (1992), "A Comparison of Laser Types for Reflow Soldering", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 9-13.




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