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Sustaining a Robust Fine Feature Printing Process
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Sustaining a Robust Fine Feature Printing Process

0.4mm Pitch Pad Design with 0.20mm Pads (8mils) & 0.20mm (8mils) SpacingWith the introduction of 01005 chip components and 0.3 mm pitch CSP devices, electronic component packaging is pushing surface mount technology to the limits of its potential. Miniaturization is driving the electronics industry to implement the smallest and tightest pitch components in order to meet their customer demands. But how much miniaturization is possible before there is a paradigm shift in the technology? At what point is solder paste no longer viable? How small of a feature can be printed with solder paste, and can this process be implemented into a production environment?

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George Babka | Assembléon

David Sbiroli, Chris Anglin | Indium Corporation

Richard Brooks | Christopher Associates

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SAC305 soldering to 58Bi/42Sn | Posted by Andrzej

We have an idea of running one side of PCB using 58Bi/42Sn solder to prevent glueing components on other side of PCB when board is on second run through SMT process. I wonder what issues we can meet once we try to use SAC305... »»

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Our company is experiencing a change on the quality system. One of the things that we are discovering is the amazing variation during the reflow oven and wave solder processes... »»

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Can anyone tell me if there is a volume difference between a pound of lead vs. lead free solder? Does lead free solder attack stainless or castiron when it's not molten?... »»

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