Wave Solder & Top Hats

Wave Solder Process

There is no faster, more reliable, and cost-effective method of soldering through-hole components than the wave solder process. A wave solder machine automatically applies the optimum combination of flux, heat and solder to create perfect solder joints on PCBs.

Since the molten wave of solder makes contact with the entire surface of the PCB during the wave solder process, tooling is required in order to protect vulnerable components and areas of the PCB that are sensitive to heat or solder. For over 20 years, DMI has specialized in selective wave solder fixtures that enable you advantage of the quality results and cost-effective benefits of wave solder on assemblies that require thermal or solder protection.

Backside bevel provides a laminar flow of the molten solder that helps eliminate bridges and voids.

Top Hats

In addition to protecting wave side components and board areas, DMI is also cognitive of the fact that the components on the top of the assembly are just as crucial and should not to be overlooked. Critical alignment of connectors, LEDs, and heat sinks can be effectively accomplished through specialized top-side tooling that integrates with the wave solder pallet.

Express to us any challenges you face, or any reservations you may have regarding PCB soldering. Because our engineering team has the extensive experience in this category, the DMI team will work with you to resolve any difficulties you have, ultimately delivering to you a proven solution to your situation, however unique it may be.

DMI offers simple, low-cost solutions that have proven successful. We guarantee our products and strive for complete customer satisfaction, always.

Snap-On Overhead Top Hat:

  • Specifically designed for your circuit board
  • Eliminates re-work caused by component movement

Dedicated and Universal Wave Solder Pallets

Dedicated wave solder pallets are simply the best tooling solution available that achieve the highest quality product at the lowest cost. Even when faced with oddly-shaped boards in low-volume assemblies, a universal wave solder fixture can be a useful tool. The universal fixtures adjust to the size of each board while providing excellent flexibility. DMI offers custom sizes for all of its universal pallets, ensuring our customers receive the proper size required to meet their production needs. See Adjustable Pallets.

Titanium Inserts

When wall thicknesses are too tight, or heat transfer is an issue, Titanium inserts may be the solution. DMI offers custom inserts for those hard-to-solder projects.

Please see DMI’s adjustable pallets page for options and pricing.