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Pad Repair and Circuit Trace Repair

Rework/Repair Services
Surface Mount Pad and Circuit Trace Repair

If surface mount or BGA pads or circuit traces have been damaged due to improper part removal techniques or mechanical "digging" into the circuit board, then BEST can repair these damaged circuit patterns to as a "good as new" condition. If a critical area array device needs to have its pads and or traces repaired prior to reballing then BEST can repair these pads and traces. If a test point was forgotten then BEST can construct a trace and pad, connecting it where you want.

BEST stocks many different kinds and styles of pads and traces in order to facilitate a fast turnaround of the repair. We even have the ability to make custom traces and pads in order to reduce the time and cost it takes to repair those boards which have the need for the same repair many times over.

BEST technicians use a variety of different IPC repair techniques along with the "tricks of the trade" they have learned over many years.  This enables them  to accomplish high quality repairs where only a trained eye could discern that a repair had been performed. These repair technicians are part technician and part artisan.

BEST testing has shown by using both backside micro etched circuit frames (a BEST standard) and the BEST 2-part electronics adhesive system that the bond strength of repair traces, pads and lands can approach that of the original lands, pads and traces. Even under thermal air-air shock conditions from -50°C to 85°C at a 30 minute dwell time over 200 cycles this adhesive system performed well.

In a study summarizing a variety of adhesion techniques for the repair of printed circuit board traces, the 2 part resin-hardner epoxy system has been shown to yield the best results. Furthermore, another study demonstrated that the epoxy method yielded a greater part-pad shear strengths

If you would like to learn how to perform pad and trace repair on your own please contact our training department and our instructors can teach you how to do this. We also have some excellent “how to” videos on our YouTube channel

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PCB Pad and Trace Repair General Process

1.The board area requiring repair is first cleaned in and around the pad/trace to be repaired.

2.Mix with the 2-part BEST epoxy. This is a volumetric mix.

3.Carefully apply a small amount of epoxy under the entire length of the lifted circuit. The tip of an orange wood stick may be used to apply the epoxy.

4.Press the lifted pad/trace down into the epoxy and into contact with the board.

5.Apply additional epoxy to the surface of the lifted circuit and to all sides as needed for additional strength. Tape the repaired pad/trace into position while curing.

6.Cure the BEST epoxy per the instructions.

7.Re-apply conformal coating to match prior coating if it required.

8.Perform a visual examination per IPC A-610 acceptability criteria or customer requirements.

9.Perform a tape test per IPC-TM-650.

10.Perform continuity and other electrical tests as applicable.

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Testimonials

  • You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    Welch Allyn

  • BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    RW Technologies

  • BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the... View More..

    BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the demands placed on them by the customer, and are very honest about what they can do and when they can do it. They offer great value to the customer; they are willing to go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

    Motorola

  • Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed... View More..

    Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed boards repaired immediately. They have always come through for us.

    Lovejoy Controls Corporation

  • Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Alpha Circuits

  • You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    Analog Devices

  • …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    Qualcomm

  • There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    Alabama Power

  • Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility,... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility, and work ethic. We really appreciate the fact that he went above and beyond.

    EMAC

  • Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Blur Development Product

  • I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil and a quick delivery! You were a huge help. We greatly appreciate it!

    I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil and a quick delivery! You were a huge help. We greatly appreciate it!

    Evaporative Coating

  • Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of customers at your anniversary party. That's what I've known BEST for!

    Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of customers at your anniversary party. That's what I've known BEST for!

    Coilcraft

  • We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    Telefonix

  • Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your support!

    Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your support!

    Creation Technology

  • The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was perfect all around. Working great for us and our customers.

    The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was perfect all around. Working great for us and our customers.

    Evaporative Coating

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  • You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    Welch Allyn

  • BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of... View More..

    BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    RW Technologies

  • BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I... View More..

    BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the demands placed on them by the customer, and are very honest about what they can do and when they can do it. They offer great value to the customer; they are willing to go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

    Motorola

  • Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they... View More..

    Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed boards repaired immediately. They have always come through for us.

    Lovejoy Controls Corporation

  • Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Alpha Circuits

  • You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    Analog Devices

  • …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    Qualcomm

  • There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class... View More..

    There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    Alabama Power

  • Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility, and work ethic. We really appreciate the fact that he went above and beyond.

    EMAC

  • Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Blur Development Product

  • I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil... View More..

    I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil and a quick delivery! You were a huge help. We greatly appreciate it!

    Evaporative Coating

  • Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of... View More..

    Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of customers at your anniversary party. That's what I've known BEST for!

    Coilcraft

  • We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    Telefonix

  • Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your support!

    Creation Technology

  • The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was... View More..

    The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was perfect all around. Working great for us and our customers.

    Evaporative Coating

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