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SMTnet Express, January 10, 2019, Subscribers: 31,583, Companies: 10,684, Users: 25,588

Technical Library

An Investigation into Lead-Free Low Silver Cored Solder Wire for Electronics Manufacturing Applications

Credits: Koki Company LTD

The electronics industry has widely adopted Sn-3.0Ag-0.5Cu solder alloys for lead-free reflow soldering applications and tin-copper based alloys for wave soldering applications. In automated soldering or rework operations, users may work with Sn-Ag-Cu or Sn-Cu based alloys. One of the challenges with these types of lead-free alloys for automated / hand soldering operations, is that the life of the soldering iron tips will shorten drastically using lead-free solders with an increased cost of soldering iron tool maintenance/ tip replacement. Development was done on a new lead-free low silver solder rework alloy (Sn-0.3Ag-0.7Cu-0.04Co) in comparison with a number of alternative lead-free alloys including Sn-0.3Ag-0.7Cu, Sn-0.7Cu and Sn-3.0Ag-0.5Cu and tin-lead Sn40Pb solder in soldering evaluations.

Forum search results for related keywords: solder wire, soldering iron tips, lead-free alloys.

SMT / PCB Products



GPD Global

IPC Apex Booth # 2915



IPC Apex Booth # 1922

Pick & Place


IPC Apex Booth # 2511



IPC Apex Booth # 1314

Hand Assembly

Virtual Industries

IPC Apex Booth # 1300

Assembly Services

SlingShot Assembly



IPC Apex Booth # 1733

Solder Paste Stencils

BEST, Inc.





IPC Apex Booth # 3323



IPC Apex Booth # 3349



IPC Apex Booth # 1314




IPC Apex Booth # 2732


ASC International

IPC Apex Booth # 1352

SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

Online SMT Auction Featuring Items From Nypro

Including: Samsung, Universal, Heller, Speedline, Ekra, Yestech, Koh Young, & more...

February 1 - 6 | Baja Bid

Electronic Equipment Mart

Ekra XACT4

Screen Printers

Baja Bid

Mydata MY9 Only 5000USD

Pick and Place/Feeders

KD Electronics Ltd.

Cyberoptics SE350-L

SPI / Solder Paste Inspection

LEL Semi

PCB Conveyors


JMW Enterprises

Universal Instruments GSM1 *upgraded*

Pick and Place/Feeders

Capital Equipment Exchange

Agilent SJ50 Series 3 AOI

AOI / Automated Optical Inspection

IBE SMT Equipment

IPC Apex Booth # 1322

Events Calendar

Webinar: Crimp Inspection, Quality Control in the Real World of Manufacture | January 14 | SMTA

IPC APEX EXPO 2019 | January 26 - 31 | IPC

Training Courses

IPC Training & Certification Courses

Soldering & PCB Rework Courses

Career Center

SMT Machine Operator


Exton, PA | Innovative Solutions and Support

Technical Sales Engineer


San Jose, CA | YINCAE Advanced Materials, LLC.

Sr Electrical Engineer


Syracuse, NY | Barrows Search Associates, Inc.

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 | Upcoming Events


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 | Online Store | Upcoming Events

Technical Editor - Davef (submit your technical articles)

Newsletter Editor - Anna Girouard, 98 Elm Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA, Tel.207-780-0887.


Used PCB Assembly Equipment - CE Exchange

Online Auction February 1 - 6: Featuring SMT Equipment From Nypro, a Jabil company

Vacuum Tweezers - pick up small components with ease

Software for PCB Manufacturing - Unisoft

NEW PDR Products for IR Thermal Test and Rework

Delta Solder Materials from Qualitek for Ultra-Fine Pitch printing.

Custom SMT Nozzles and Tools - Count on Tools

Innovative aqueous and solvent based technologies for cleaning PCBs - Rework Tools

HELLER - Choose an Oven for Your Reflow Needs

KIC - Making Reflow Ovens Smarter

Turn-Key PCB Prototypes - On Your Bench in 5 Days

Experience the Blackfox Difference - Premier IPC Training & Certification Center

Hioki 1240 Flying Probe Tester - ultra-high speed measuring, fine pitch inspection.

MIRTEC MV 6 OMNI High-Speed / High-Performance 3D AOI MACHINE.

Speedprint SP700avi inline SMT screen printer

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