Wave solder is pretty much a thing of the past. Pick-n-place,
followed by a reflow ovens for surface mount components have pretty much
taken over. You can't see the actual reflow process, because you have
to be very careful of the oven profile for each type of board made on
that oven. BTDT with both the early "Pizza oven" type reflow oven,
followed by a new Heller oven.
Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
I just watched Ratzenberger's show the other day which showed him trying to
stuff circuit boards,then wave soldering circuit boards which go into fire
alarm pull boxes.
Assembly woman tells John " don't put those little coils in backwards or the
board will explode...." :-)
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