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Hybrid Drying Technology for In-line Aqueous Cleaning of Lead-Free Assemblies

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Hybrid Drying Technology for In-line Aqueous Cleaning of Lead-Free Assemblies

The use of high velocity, heated air to remove residual water has become the predominant method for drying printed circuit boards in the in-line aqueous cleaning process. As lead-free circuit boards become more complex and component spacing decreases, the effectiveness of direct blow-off drying is greatly diminished. Adding blower power or slowing process speed will improve drying performance, but increase operating cost, and may decrease throughput.

Source / Credit: Dirk Ellis Speedline Technologies

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Is This Corrosion?

Posted by smt_guy

We found our boards with this issue 45 days after they were delivered to us from supplier. The board finish is HAL Leaded. But I noticed that the corrosion like issues are coming form the tiny via holes with SILVER EPOXY FILLING... »»

Solderability problem II

Posted by Kuru

We are encountering similar problem as yesterdays posting, with solder not sticking to the pads but wicking to the leads on Leaded HAL finish boards, except we have tried two different solder paste lots with similar result... »»


Posted by Adam

We have just specified the following thicknesses for the Nickel and Gold on an ENIG finish board. The baord is to be manufactured using a lead - free process... »»

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Lead & Lead Free Hand Solder Certification

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Mon, January 26, 2009 | Oroville, CA, USA

A one-day class being conducted on a daily basis for the week of January 26th at our Oroville facility. Hands-On, Hand Solder Training & Certification for Lead & Lead Free Solders... »»

EIPC Winter Conference Amsterdam

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