Solder Flux Used As Adhesive Holding Component to Board Eliminates Clinching
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
A small amount of solder flux, of the proper viscosity, placed on component leads just prior to insertion into holes in the circuit board, acts as an adhesive to hold the component in place during the subsequent soldering operation. This eliminates the need for a clinching operation.