Workshop: SMD Hand Workshop SMD Hand Soldering


The SMD technology (Surface-mounted device) is increasing in commercial electronics production. SMD components have no wire connections and are soldered directly onto a printed circuit board by means of solderable connecting surfaces. This is particularly difficult when soldering manually. In the absence of soldering experience, many components are cleaned in practice before they are unscrually and correctly soldered on to printed circuit boards. The correct procedure for manual soldering of the SMD components can be learned and it only takes a few aids to successfully gain experience in SMD soldering. Due to the increase in SMD components and their miniaturization, ESD has become an important aspect. Simple solutions and a conscious handling of ESD can help to stop the problem of electrostatic discharge.


  • The different types of printed circuit boards as well as versions (single layers and multi-layers), soldering masks
  • Basics of conventional manual soldering
  • How to detect good and bad solder joints?
  • Choosing the right soldering irons, soldering tin, flux for soldering
  • Basic tools needed for soldering SMD components
  • The different types of SMD components; Size and their identification
  • Pro and contra criteria of SMD assemled PCB´s   (benefits and  disadvantages of SMD assemnled PCB´s)
  • ESD safe working-practical exercises of the participants
  • Practical exercises of the participants

Our approach

The SMD Workshop consists of a theoretical and a practical part, so that the student can immediately apply the acquired knowledge in practice.


The workshop is intended for participants who have little or no experience with SMD, but who have good visual skills and solid hands. Even those who are afraid to use SMD components are at the right place. The main objective of the course is to teach the student the practical skills of successfully processing SMD components. After attending the Workshop, the student is able to successfully process ESD Safe, SMD components in the laboratory or at home for the hobby.

For whom?

The workshop is intended for anyone who is active or interested in the field of electronics assembly, assembly or repair. The handy do-it-yourselfer is also welcome and anyone with an affinity with technology.


Some skill is required for successfully following this Workshop.

Table Top Lead Free Wave Soldering Machine
High Tech PCB´s