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SMTnet Express, January 30, 2014, Subscribers: 26500, Members: Companies: 13561, Users: 35693

Technical Library

Going Lead Free With Vapor Phase Soldering - Lead Free Is Still a Challenge For Major Industries.

by Andreas Thumm; IBL-Löttechnik GmbH

As of today, the electronic industry is aware of the requirements for their products to be lead free. All components are typically available in lead free quality. This comprises packages like BGAs with BGA solder balls to PCB board finishes like HASL. The suppliers are providing everything that is needed. It is harder to get the old tin leaded (SnPb) components for new applications today, than lead free ones.

So why has not everybody changed over fully yet and how can the challenges be overcome?

A big concern in this transition process is reflow soldering. The process temperatures for lead free applications became much higher. Related with this is more stress for all the components. It affects the quality and reliability of the electronic units and products...

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TruView - Fully Modular X-Ray System

The first flexible and scalable x-ray solution...

in: Inspection

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The Spectrum™ II
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High speed, high accuracy, scalable...

in: Dispensing

by: Asymtek

LOCTITE HF 212
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Halogen-free, wide process window...

in: Solder Materials

by: Henkel

GF-125 HC/HT - 5-Zone Convection Reflow Oven (new!)

Economical US-made, for medium runs....

in: Reflow

by: DDM Novastar

BTU Dynamo
Reflow Oven

BTU Dynamo Convection Reflow Oven

Excellent temperature & gas flow uniformity...

in: Reflow

by: BTU

ZESTRON® EYE
Monitoring System

Ensures a stable and reliable cleaning...

in: Cleaning

by: ZESTRON

MAX II High Precision Fluid Dispenser

A compact, high-accuracy system with PCD pump...

in: Dispensing

by: GPD Global

EXCEN PRO High Speed
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World's highest area productivity...

in: Pick & Place

by: SAMSUNG

SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

Electronic Manufacturing Equipment Market #183 - SMT / PCB Mfg Assets

February 25 - 27

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February 12 - 13

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Events Calendar

A Guide to Troubleshooting Precision Cleaning Problems - Free Online Webinar

Online | February 20 | by: ZESTRON Corporation - Insight to why it is important to fully clean electronic assemblies...

IPC APEX EXPO 2014

Las Vegas, NV, USA | March 25 - 27 | by: IPC More than 400 exhibitors showing equipment, materials, services for electronics manufacturing...

National Electronics Week 2014

Birmingham, UK | April 8 - 10 | by: NEW Events Ltd - UK's number one electronics exhibition...

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Industry Associations Events

SMTA

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: Webtorial - Head in Pillow Causes & Process Solutions - February 5 & 12

IPC

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: IPC Designer Certification sessions (CID and CID+) in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO 2014 - March 21 - 23

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National Electronics Week 2014, Birmingham, UK

Electronic Manufacturing Equipment Market #183 � Auction by Goindustry Dovebid

Custom SMT Equipment Nozzles - Count on Tools

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PCB Cleaning products - Zestron

PCB Testers - Digitaltest

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