Flex Processing Guide addresses problems encountered in processing surface-mount interconnects, SMT-compatible through-hole connectors, and self-nesting sockets. Information is provided on metal washers, paste-over and paste-around hole for SMT-compatible through-hole connectors, and one-pass IR soldering for self-nesting sockets. The guide also addresses advantages and disadvantages of specifying interfaces with locking clips, alignment pins, and pick-and-place pads.
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