One of the defects during the re-flow soldering in printed circuit boards is the defect of tombstone. It is a chip component that has partially or completely lifted off one end of the surface of the pad. Tombstones may be caused by several factors. In this paper, a description of the problem is presented with the factors that cause tombstones. Data mining approaches are presented to identify the factors that are significant. Data was collected over a period of one year to study this problem. Results are presented with suggested improvements.
- Data mining
- Defect diagnosis
- Quality control
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Strategy and Management
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering