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Quality = Profitability

How good is your solder quality?

Your company has control over incoming material, and has established ISO requirements, quality requirements and work instructions detailing the assembly steps of a soldered product. There are workmanship standards, quality directives, ESD Audits, process control .... yet one of the most neglected processes in most manufacturing environments is the process of monitoring your solder bath quality. When you first load new solder into your machine, there is an assumption of the purity and quality of that solder alloy. Manufacturers work diligently to manufacture their solder products to an industry standard quality level (J-STD-006C), which guarantees your start point. But from the moment the solder is first molten, it collects oxides, dirts, and contaminants. These contaminants interrupt the quality workflow that you have established in your factory by producing solder defects (IE Bridging, or non wetting etc). We consider this "the missing piece" of your companies profit puzzle. What's worse, the longer you neglect your solder health, the higher your rework and repair bill will be. 

Are solder quality defects the missing piece in your profit puzzle?

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Does my solder quality really impact profits?

Consider the costs associated with poor solder quality. When solder has been identified as the quality concern for an assembly, your operation grinds to a halt.

Quality Control has to identify the nature of the problem.

TIME= 15 minutes

The soldering line stops.

TIME= ????  Lost revenue

Root cause is determined and corrective action taken.

TIME= ????  Lost revenue

Product/s go to rework and repair operations.

TIME= ????  Lost revenue/Costly operation

Operations restore to normal.

PROJECT PROFITABILITY = LOST

  

Find out how much profit your solder is costing you by downloading our cost of rework calculator.

SolderLab solder analysis services will resolve these issues by remembering how and when your solder needs to be tested. Never be caught out of compliance again!