Since its appearance in the 1980’s, surface mount technology (SMT) has become an integral part of the electronics manufacturing process. Many companies are choosing SMT over through-hole technology is because of the ability to size down. SMT technology allows for smaller components to be used on the circuit board, meaning components can also be now placed on the back of the board of closer together since there are no wires connecting them. There are many additional benefits of using SMT, which we delve into below.
SMT is Quick and Efficient
Ensuring that the system is ready for production isn’t hard for a skilled technician and doesn’t take much time to complete. SMT also allows for more flexibility on design and allows space to be saved on the circuit board. Not only is it able to be placed on either side of the board, this also allows manufacturers to use very small electronic devices. Having a high component density SMT can even carry more connection on the individual components.
Production speed is increased because SMT uses an assembly technique that give a faster automated assembly time. This method is also the most used since SMT has the ability to self- correct during production, meaning the lines don’t need to be stopped to fix a small problem.
SMT is Cost Effective
Because of the smaller size and less materials needed, using SMT can usually result in a more cost-effective way to get the job done. With this controlled manufacturing process there is reduced material handling and board costs. Since fewer holes also have to be drilled SMT can use a premade circuit board that requires less customization, saving even more money and time. These boards allow for more space because of the smaller components, many can also decrease their layer counts, adding even more ways to cut down production costs.
SMT Provides Better Stability and is Environmentally Friendly
SMT gives better resistance against vibration and shock because of its lower component mass. This technology can hold up against the usual vibrating conditions seen in circuit board manufacturing. When put in finished devices this can make a device less likely to receive damage if dropped or shaken too hard.
This manufacturing process even ensures that less radiation is admitted because of its smaller radiation loop area, making it more environmentally friendly than its counterparts.
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