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Alternative Pb-Free Alloys

Alternative Pb-Free Alloys

While SnAgCu (SAC) alloys still dominate Pb-free selection in North America, especially Sn3.0Ag0.5Cu (SAC305), there are alternative material systems available. Any OEM that is concerned about the high reflow temperatures of SAC or relies on ODM, it is important to be aware of the most popular alternative Pb-free alloys and any potential concerns regarding quality and reliability.

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Author: Dr. Randy Schueller, Organization: DfR Solutions

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IPC A-610E Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

IPC A-610E Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

A must for all quality assurance and assembly departments, IPC-A-610E illustrates industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies through full-color photographs and illustrations.


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IPC Midwest 2011 Conference & Exhibition

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | September 21-22 | Schaumburg, IL, USA | Sponsored by: IPC

The IPC Midwest exhibition will feature top industry companies and suppliers displaying the latest electronics manufacturing and assembly products and services...

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Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | November 15-18 | Muenchen, Germany | Sponsored by: Messe M´┐Żnchen GmbH

Leading trade fair for innovative electronics production. Over 1,200 exhibitors are anticipated to cover more than 830,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space in 7 halls...

SMTA International 2011

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | October 16-20 | Fort Worth, TX, USA | Sponsored by: SMTA

Join us for the industry's strongest technical conference. 130 technical papers, 21 short courses, four focused symposiums-Evolving Technologies Summit, AIMS/Harsh Environments, Contract Manufacturing and the world renowned Lead-Free Symposium...

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Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: Capital Expo & Tech Forum - September 13


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: Designer Certification Workshop and Exam for CID+ - August 30

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