Due to growth of requirement to manufacture smaller PCB assemblies the all markets, such as automotive, aerospace, medical and even consumer electronics markets are forced to use micro SMT components, such as 0402 and 0201 due to their small size and low cost. There is also a benefit of limited power dissipation when using 0201 components. Manufacturing and rework are 2 inseparable processes in order to achieve higher yields and ROI within business as the post-assembly quality inspection pass rates are lower when using micro 0201 components on PCBAs. Manual 0201 rework on populated assemblies involve tools micro tweezers, various inspection microscopes and specialised soldering irons however they do become more and more impractical due to growing margins of operator errors. Another big challenge when reworking 0201 components is adjacent component clearance and sensitivity as the component, which requires replacement usually needs to be removed, site cleaned, de-oxidised and prepared to accept new SMT component. Automated rework tools do help to accurately place component and reflow it in place with minimal impact of neighboring components. Most critical challenge to such equipment manufacturers is safe de-soldering, vacuum pickup of component, site preparation, pick and place of new component and sufficient reflow to achieve as close as possible solder-ability to manufacturing standards.