I am looking for defect rates on hand soldering. Specifically - I have a large number of wire jumpers that need to be hand soldered across two boards (connectors are not an option). I am looking for a defect rate so I can perform a cost analysis including; scrap rates, rework costs, etc.
Well, I guess the defect rate would depend on whose doing the job. If you had some idiot doing it, I guess you would have a high defect rate. On the other hand, if you had me doing it, there would be zero defect.
Defect rate is a variable that is hard to evaluate from company to company. Look into solid solder deposit which will eliminate smd scrap/defects all together, no matter who assembles it. http://www.sipad.com