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Old 4th Jan 2018, 6:30 am   #18
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Default Re: Surface mount parts- RIP. (Rest in Place)

Appropriate to the title of the thread, when badly located SMT parts stand on end due to surface tension on one end exceeding that on the other when the solder melts, it is called 'Tombstoning'

For use as prodders when soldering, tagstrips , T-H PCB, or SMT, cocktail sticks are rather useful. HP had them set up in stores, complete with part number. Guess who set up a part number for "Washer, Non-Ferrous, Mint Flavor" ? (American simplified spelling and engineering drawing included)

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