Calculating Solder Paste Usage

It has been sometime since I last posted on our blog. I hope you find the following article helpful and educational.

“Calculating the exact amount of solder paste needed for a given circuit board or for a full production run can be difficult for several reasons, including:

  • print deposit variations
  • paste left on the stencil and squeegees after the build is complete
  • bead size needed for the build (which depends on the squeegee size)
  • The theoretical volume of solder paste can be calculated for each board using the Greely Formula and a simple volume calculation.”

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