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It is often easy to take the basics for granted. In some colleges, students had a lab where they had to solder two wires to a speaker and almost no one in the class knew how to do it. This kind of steep learning curve is even more prevalent in board design, where the future engineers must learn the jargon to even begin to understand what a tutorial is talking about. This series will give engineers a deep dive into the basics of soldering so they can understand how important it is in the manufacture of a good PCBA. The basics of soldering are the same whether they are connecting wires to a speaker or SMT components to a PCB. When manufacturing production volumes their CM is not going to use some solder wire and an iron; instead, they will likely use solder reflow or wave soldering depending on the types of components in your design. Understanding these processes and principles behind soldering will help you design to avoid the various defects that can be difficult to trace and kill a design when it is time for production.