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Dross and the Selective Soldering Process

Dross can clog small nozzles if it gets into the solder flow..Dross and the Selective Soldering Process

In the selective soldering process, dross can be detrimental. Dross (and I use this term to encompass all surface contamination) is created in conjunction with the presence of Oxygen in two different areas of the process, and by separate means. Each must be dealt with differently in order to prevent problems.

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