PPM Monitoring Project Examines Assembly Yields

April 2003
Circuits Assembly;Apr2003, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p12
Trade Publication
The SMART Group Parts per Million Monitoring Project aims to provide a benchmark for small-and medium-volume companies to compare their manufacturing yields. Participation in the project is free. Each company contributing to the project inspects sample boards or panels at four manufacturing stages: screen print, placement, reflow and wave solder. The project will continue to develop and will include common defects and the component types that are most affected at each stage of the manufacturing process.


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