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SMT Line Improvements for High Mix, Low Volume Electronics Manufacturing

Various SMT Electronics PackagesSMT Line Improvements for High Mix, Low Volume Electronics Manufacturing

This work covers two major projects aimed at increasing quality and efficiency on a high mix, low volume surface mount electronics production line. Specifically the installation of a ten zone reflow oven and an enhanced changeover method for SMT pick and place machines. A full description of these projects is presented along with rationales and background on their real world implementations.

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William Edward Swaim


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