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Surface Mount Technology Rework Course

Supplier: Surface Mount and Circuit Board Association

Presented by the Surface Mount and Circuit Board Association (SMCBA) in association with Solder Technologies


Objective: To learn and perform hands on SMT rework on printed circuit assemblies with emphasis on proven rework procedures using "best manufacturing practices".

Who Should Attend: Technical and manufacturing personnel who are involved with the rework of surface mount devices.


  • Learn correct handling techniques of components
  • Learn preparation procedures
  • Learn workmanship and inspection criteria
  • Learn and use latest rework techniques for removing and replacing various packaging types and lead configurations
  • Learn to apply these to your company's products

Course Content:

  • Introduction to SMT Soldering Techniques
  • Component Identification
  • Assembly Safety (ESD, Electromigration and Handling)
  • Fluxes, Solders and Solvents
  • Tools and Soldering Aids
  • Preparation, Standards, Assembly Requirements
  • The Soldering Process
  • Component Removal
  • Component Replacements
  • Inspection and Evaluation
  • Trends in SMT and the Future

Having mastered the basic practical skills required for the SMT process, course participants will be introduced to advanced soldering and desoldering techniques.

Once a satisfactory competency level is attained participants will be asked to demonstrate the techniques - we encourage the use of company boards for this section but participants will also be provided with training kits.

Standards: ANSI/J-STD-001B, IPC-A-610B, IPC-7711 and IPC-7721 (formerly ANSI/IPC-R-700C) This course is based on the requirements of these standards and recommends the adoption of these standards in manufacturing and rework.

The Instructor: Terry Clitheroe, Solder Technologies

Terry has many years experience in soldering training and was previously a RAAF Instructor and responsible for training and course development in High Reliability Hand Soldering and Repair Techniques including SMT.

During his career Terry has held MIL-STD-2000 Cat B/C and IPC-A-610 Class A Instructor certificates completing his training at the Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Centre in the USA.

Upon his resignation from the RAAF in 1994 Terry was awarded the Defence Service Medal with First Clasp and now offers training programs to industry. He is a member of the SMCBA Executive Committee and represents the SMCBA on the Standards Australia TE6 (Printed Circuits) Committee.

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The cost covers both days of instruction, course notes, materials, lunches and refreshments. IPC standards can be purchased from the SMCBA.


Please phone the SMCBA on (03) 9568 0599 to determine place availability. Registration should then be confirmed in writing by fax to (03) 9568 0622.

Or you can register on-line (see below).

Payment Methods:

Upon receipt of a company order an invoice will be issued. A cheque may be sent payable to the SMCBA to PO Box 3140, Murrumbeena VIC 3163. The SMCBA accepts VISA/Mastercard/Bankcard and details can be provided at the time of registration.


Andrew Pollock, Executive Officer

Surface Mount and Circuit Board Association

Phone: (03) 9568 0599 Fax: (03) 9568 0622

Register on-line for course