Science of Soldering© —The Only Soldering Course That Meets Modern Component Reliability Requirements
Science of Soldering© from Electronics Manufacturing Sciences is the only soldering program that meets the reliability requirements of modern electronic components. Science of Soldering© eliminates the defects, failures and warranty claims caused by traditional training.
The soldering training on which the electronics industry has relied for more than 60 years no longer meets the reliability and efficiency requirements of modern electronics. Many training courses — including A-610 and J-STD-001 — do not even teach process; they just focus on memorization of pictures and rules.
The procedures shown in courses that do include actual soldering instruction were developed in the 1950’s for attaching tin and tin/lead plated wires to vacuum tube sockets. They overheat modern components such as integrated circuits, causing test failures and warranty claims.
Any component that is ESD sensitive is also heat sensitive. Almost all failures of modern components are caused by overheating using the techniques of soldering training. Also, training does not teach the techniques required to overcome the special solderability problems associated with newer lead–free components.
The Science of Soldering© Advantages
Science of Soldering© is different. Science of Soldering© educates; it does not train. There is no memorization — everything is taught with demonstrations, experiments, hands–on troubleshooting, comprehensive video and a detailed 68–page workbook/reference book. Science of Soldering© develops thorough understanding of soldering as a 7-step scientific process. Science of Soldering© graduates fully comprehend that every defect is the result of a defective process — and use the appropriate corrective action that ensures the defect will not be seen again. Of course, Science of Soldering© also develops the manual skills necessary to apply the knowledge.
Science of Soldering©:
The Science of Soldering© Recipe
In a sense, soldering is like baking a cake. Following the recipe precisely guarantees perfect output. Failure to follow the recipe produces defects. Science of Soldering© teaches a 7–step soldering “recipe” defined by chemistry, metallurgy and physics. The recipe ensures defect–free soldering without touchup or rework. If a defect does occur, corrective action is easily accomplished by comparing what was done to what the recipe dictates. Graduates of training classes focus on inspecting to find and touchup defects but Science of Soldering© graduates focus on correcting the process to prevent the defects.
We often hear suggestions that the technical content of Science of Soldering© is beyond the abilities of individuals who have not graduated from secondary school. But everyone can and does easily master the content. The secret is the “Recipe.” After all, everyone has used a cookbook at some time and become comfortable working with recipes. Chemistry, metallurgy and physics may seem formidable but there is nothing intimidating about a recipe. And no one finds Science of Soldering© intimidating.
The Human Factor
Humans learn most effectively from mistakes. However, soldering training typically provides materials that are easily processed. On the job, however, conditions tend to be less perfect and the training graduate is not equipped to handle less those challenges. Science of Soldering©, on the other hand, contains difficult exercises with materials that do not process well and cause defects. Knowledge is gained by troubleshooting the process, determining the causes of the defects and correcting the process to prevent the defects from repeating.
Science of Soldering© is true, comprehensive education and the only course that provides the knowledge and techniques required for product reliability and production efficiency. Much of the content is proprietary, based on more than 30 years of research into the chemistry, metallurgy and physics of soldering. Just as important, we have spent those years developing unique exercises, demonstrations and experiments that allow everyone to easily grasp and remember the lessons.
But will the graduates use these lessons on the job? After all, there is no value if the lessons are ignored when the student leaves the classroom. This is where the distinction between education and training takes over. Training demands that the student accept and remember what (s)he is told even if the student doesn’t understand the reasons. In Science of Soldering©, students make up their own minds on the basis of what the hands–on experiences of the class tell them. They are not forced to accept: they do so willingly and knowingly. On the job, they use the new techniques because they want to, not because the supervisor demands it.
The effectiveness of Science of Soldering© has been proven over and over in many of the most respected American and European electronics plants to make huge (up to 80%) reductions in component failures and increase efficiency by at least 10%.
Normal soldering training is pure expense. Science of Soldering© is profitable investment that pays for itself over and over. Science of Soldering© guarantees more reliable product, greater efficiency and happier employees.
For more information about how Science of Soldering© will help your reliability and efficiency, please use this form or contact:
James Allen (Jim) Smith, PhD ABD
Electronics Manufacturing Sciences, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL USA
Telephone: (727)866–6502 ext. 21