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orange peel effect on solder joints

Electronics Forum | Thu Jul 20 16:45:54 EDT 2000 | Darby

Good morning Bob. Darby from Australia here. We sometimes see an orange peel type finish on our reflow solder joints when viewed under the microscope. Any ideas on what causes this ? Should I worry about it. I use a straight rise profile ( no "platea

Re: orange peel effect on solder joints

Electronics Forum | Thu Jul 20 17:10:11 EDT 2000 | Darby

It's six in the morning here! Give me a bell the next time you are out here and I'll take you fishing on the sensational Sydney Harbour. However I will not be getting out of the boat and "diving" - too many noahs arks. I'll leave that to the daredevi

Re: orange peel effect on solder joints

Electronics Forum | Thu Jul 20 16:56:38 EDT 2000 | Bob Willis

What do you mean good morning, my wine bottle is empty and I feel like sleeping. When will some one invite me back to your country to work again ? I need to do some more diving ? The most common cause is simpley the flux on the surface of the joint.

BGA Picture Evaluation

Electronics Forum | Wed Apr 09 11:23:02 EDT 2003 | davef

Nice pix. The pebbly texture that you're seeing is aptly called "orange peel". Temperature appears to significantly influence the appearance of solder spheres during soldering. Indeed, when the reflow temperature is high, tin continues smelting long

wrinkles solder joints after double reflow

Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 22 10:24:03 EST 2004 | davef

Wrinkled like orange peel?

Conformal coating

Electronics Forum | Mon Jan 26 05:45:51 EST 2004 | Sam

Does anyone know, what causes the orange peel affect when spraying pcbs with conformal coating ? Are there ways of minimising or eliminating this ? Is is possible to achieve a glass like finish ? if so how Thanks Sam

Wave Soldering and Through Hole Forums

Electronics Forum | Thu Jan 24 09:53:56 EST 2002 | davef

You didn�t tell us about your solder, wave temperature profile, or the distribution of the problem. So, let�s assume the solder is near eutectic and the problem is wide spread. Wolfgang makes good points. So, let's talk a different tact. When we

Conformal coating

Electronics Forum | Tue Feb 10 13:59:29 EST 2004 | Vadim

At times the orange peel effect can be from excess flux improperly removed. Our company strictly provides the service of selctive conformal coating application. We quite often see this. Most times if the board is simply "water washed", or IPA washed,

Conformal coating

Electronics Forum | Tue Feb 10 14:02:03 EST 2004 | Maryann

At times the orange peel effect can be from excess flux improperly removed. Our company strictly provides the service of selctive conformal coating application. We quite often see this. Most times if the board is simply "water washed", or IPA washed,

Wave Soldering and Through Hole Forums

Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 23 17:14:33 EST 2002 | Shawn

We have seen solder joints that have an orange peel or textured appearance to them after running over our wave solder machine. We thought it may be disturbed solder joints but it does not have the lines or appearance that a disturbed joint usually sh

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