Soldering Bench

 

The soldering bench is our home for soldering stations and accessories.

Soldering is the process of melting and cooling solder to make a mechanical and electrical connection between metals or other conductive components.

Policies

MakerSpace Orientation is required before using any tool in the MakerSpace, but no additional training is required to use the soldering stations. Visit our Training Page to learn more. If this is your first time soldering, ask a staff member to get some tips and help setting up.

Soldering tips should always be cleaned and a bead of solder left on them after use. This prevents corrosion, which will ruin the solder tips.

Always wet the sponge.

Safety glasses are required when soldering.

Available Equipment

  • 6 Weller soldering stations with smoke absorbers
  • 2 Weller hot air rework stations
  • 2 Zephyrtronic Airbath convection pre-heat stations
  • PCB holders and third hand devices.

Resources

MakerSpace Soldering Guide
MakerSpace Surface Mount Soldering Guide
SparkFun Tutorials

 

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hotair-rework
Airbath
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