Tips on speeding up SMD part placement

Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 in how-to, tools by DP

Mike made a video on how to speedup SMD assembly. He uses air/vacuum powered tools to for pickup, and placement, as well as for solder paste dispensing. Don’t be put of by thinking of expensive air compressors and vacuum pumps, as he gives some great advice on using inexpensive parts to build your own.

Via PCBheaven.

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5 Responses to “Tips on speeding up SMD part placement”

  1. Destate9 says:

    Snap, this is the dude that did the “Pill Camera Teardown.” This dude is a boss

    • Rohit de Sa says:

      ^^whoa that is one crazy teardown. Very nice. He’s just as good as Dave/EEVBlog (sorry, I don’t even know if that’s a fair comparison!)

      • Squonk says:

        This video appeared 1 year ago on Dave/EEVBlog’s forum!

        If you read the following comment from Dave, they are not really competitors: mikeselectricstuff is a regular poster on EEVBlog.

      • Rohit de Sa says:

        Oh no, I didn’t mean competitors. I’ve just never seen his videos before, so I’m really pleased :-) I now have something else equally good to watch in between Dave’s two videos per week :-)

  2. Sjaak says:

    Nice vid! This will give me some ideas :)

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