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Typical Failure Rates



Typical Failure Rates | 23 September, 2000

Where can I find typical failure rates for wave soldering ?

Thanks, Dorin

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Chris May


Re: Typical Failure Rates | 26 September, 2000


You may/will get people referring you to the archives, which is a fair shout.

But, by "failure rate" you probably mean "acceptance". What is good and bad depends upon your own acceptance criteria (IPC-610 ?).

Find out what the acceptance criteria is, compare your manufacturing results to that and what ever doesn't meet that criteria is a "failure".

If your criteria are customer driven, ensure that they are achievable and realistic, not just what some purchasing guy thinks............meanwhile in the real world (!?)


Chris May

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