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PCB manufacturer China talk what is the Advantage of OSP in PCB in Manufacturing?

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OSP needs adequate care during transportation and operation because OSP technology’s generated preservatives can cut as thin.  With the long exposure of PCBs with OSP as a surface finish to humidity and high temperature, there is a possible generation of oxidation on PCBs’ surface.  As a result, it can result in low solderability. 


PCBmanufacturerChina have a question:Do you know the basics of OSP in PCB in manufacturing process?


What are the features of OSP PCB?


OSP is a water-based, organic surface finish that is typically used for copper pads.  It selectively bonds to copper and protects the copper pad before soldering.  OSP is environmentally friendly, provides a coplanar surface, is lead-free, and requires low equipment maintenance.  However, it’s not as robust as HASL and can be sensitive while handling.




·  Lead-free

·  Flat surface

·  Simple process

·  Repairable


PCBmanufacturer ask what are the benefits of OSP PCB?


The major point is the low cost and easy processing makes this process of surface finishing more popular across the printed circuit board industry.  Few advantages are enlisted below:


Simple PCB manufacturing process: Printed circuit boards coated with OSP are easy to rework and maintain.  Therefore, it is an advantage for PCB manufacturers to repair the surface finish coating with less time and cost, once coating found damaged.


OSP coated boards gives good performance in terms of solder wetting and joining between flux, vias and pads.


Because of application of water based compound in OSP surface finishing, makes it environment friendly.  Therefore this can be termed as a green electronic product which is catering to the green regulations.


Implementation of simple chemical compound and less complexity of process it is of low cost.  With most of the chemicals of OSP there is no need of solder mask ink.  But some chemicals require a little proportion of solder mask ink in some special cases.


Storage time is long for the printed circuit board if coated with OSP.  It is implemented with single-side SMT assembly as well as double sided prototype PCB assembly.


What are the factors of OSP that effect PCB quality?


A range of factors will affect which type of PCB finish you decide to use.  It’s essential to consider all of these factors as an integrated whole.  Though they all hold weight within the process, your finished PCB may not turn out as intended if you favor one characteristic greatly over the others.  For example, you may choose lead-free HASL because of its cost-effectiveness but later realize that its co-planarity is lacking compared to other finishing processes.

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