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Homeplates..??

Electronics Forum | Mon May 03 11:26:53 EDT 1999 | Dave F

John: Homeplate is a reference from that American version of cricket ... baseball. In baseball, the pitcher throws the ball towards the batter and the ball must pass over homeplate to be considered to be strike. The ball also must be between the b

Tombstoning 0306's

Electronics Forum | Fri Sep 09 11:37:27 EDT 2005 | ???

Try home-plated the stencil apertures, and make "V" shape home-plated outside edges of two pads instead of between two pads.

Tombstoning 0306's

Electronics Forum | Fri Sep 09 14:03:06 EDT 2005 | Mei

Nomorely the V-shape home-plated apertures look like two opening mouth facing each other. But this time just opposite way. And make 30% home-plated. Hope you can understand.

Homeplate design

Electronics Forum | Wed Jul 25 11:16:34 EDT 2007 | lloyd

Hi Folks, I hope someone can help me, Is the homeplate stencil design (for reduced solder paste) the same for preventing solder balls as it is for reducing tombstones? i.e. the reduction of solder paste under the component termination. I'm trying to

Homeplate design

Electronics Forum | Wed Jul 25 11:55:21 EDT 2007 | ck_the_flip

Zoinks!! Doing the homeplate design on 0402 will actually make your tombstones WORSE! Think about it. Your wetting forces are now on the ENDS of the device with no solder paste toward the middle of the device to tack the part down - a gauranteed f

Re: Homeplates..??

Electronics Forum | Mon May 03 17:10:10 EDT 1999 | JohnW

| John: Homeplate is a reference from that American version of cricket ... baseball. In baseball, the pitcher throws the ball towards the batter and the ball must pass over homeplate to be considered to be strike. The ball also must be between the

Solder Beads

Electronics Forum | Thu Aug 23 11:07:58 EDT 2001 | Hussman

Yup - this is what the homeplate design does.

Stencil thickness

Electronics Forum | Thu Mar 02 18:15:23 EST 2006 | Dirka Jihabi

I disagree with the homeplate approach.

Homeplate design

Electronics Forum | Wed Jul 25 13:05:59 EDT 2007 | ck_the_flip

Here is a good article: http://www.emasiamag.com/article-669-stencildesignforleadfreesmtassembly-Asia.html

Solder balls

Electronics Forum | Fri Jul 18 07:18:34 EDT 2008 | realchunks

Try using a homeplate design on your stencils. Works every time.

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