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Evaluating Soldering Irons for Lead Free Assembly
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Evaluating Soldering Irons for Lead Free Assembly

Purnanand G. Samant, Srikanth Poranki & Daryl Santos, Ph.D

T.J. Watson School of Engineering & Applied Science, Binghamton University


Transition to lead free solder stations in electronics packaging has raised issues regarding process, metallurgy and reliability m assemblies. In regards to soldering, lead has been used for thousands of years in a wide range of applications. Conventional eutectic or near eutectic tin-lead solder compositions have been used for virtually all soldering applications in electronics assembly for the last 50 years.

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BEST Instructors have put to video demonstrations of common hand soldering skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while.

Forum Discussions:

MPM UP2000 Hi-e

Posted by Sr.Tech

We are looking into purchasing a used UP-2000 Hi-e. We are high mix /high change-over. The machines I am looking at are equipped with the grid-lok system...

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UIC Sold

Posted by Chris

Dover sold UIC. Just like you guys thought. It sold to Francisco Partners...

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Dross Eliminator

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I wonder if some of you have experience in use of dross eliminator as a Kester 5744 or maybe with MS2 Molten Solder Sulfactant. I would like to know if they give good results in process and pot cleaning...

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Company: Methode Electronics, Inc.

Address: Carthage, IL, USA

Seeking Quality Engineers experienced in testing and calibration; micro-controller based electronic assemblies, SPC, DOE....

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Job Type: SMT Machine Operator

Company: Teltronics, Inc.

Address: Sarasota, FL, USA

Operation of SMT equipment including Screenprinters, Chipshooters, Component Mounters, Reflow Ovens, etc...

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Upcoming Events:

Capital SMTA Vendor Show and Technical Program

Type: Trade Show/Exhibition

Date: Thu, September 7, 2006

Location: Johns Hopkins University, MD ,USA

Join us for networking, technical sessions and lunch. Attendance is free, pre-registration is required

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Lead Free: Myths and Realities - Expanded Series

Type: Seminar/Course

Date: Mon, September 11, 2006

Location: San Jose,CA, USA

The only complete coverage on Lead-Free from Preparation to Production to Reliability to Rework.

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PCB Design for RF Applications

Type: Seminar/Course

Date: Tue, September 12, 2006

Location: Stone, Staffs ST15 0BQ, UK

A one-day course intended to address the needs of board designers and electronics engineers, who wish to be fully aware of the implications of modern RF design.

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Schematic Capture with Altium Designer 6

Type: Seminar/Course

Date: Tue, September 19, 2006

Location: Premier EDA Solutions Ltd, UK

A one-day hands-on course designed to introduce the features and functionality of the Altium Designer schematic system.

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September 6, 2006

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