Over on the mPrinter blog, they have a rundown of their experiences reflowing surface mounted components while prototyping the mPrinter.
While building the mPrinter, we’ve assembled a lot of prototypes. While it’s certainly possible to solder 0402 and 0603 surface mount components by hand, it’s not a lot of fun. If you don’t want to hand solder, there are two main ways to do small-scale reflow: an oven or a hot air rework station. We went with a small oven, and this post goes over a bit of the experiences we had.
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