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SMTnet Express, February 13, 2020, Subscribers: 34,017, Companies: 10,974, Users: 25,597

Technical Library

Size Matters - The Effects of Solder Powder Size on Solder Paste Performance

Credits: FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.

Solder powder size is a popular topic in the electronics industry due to the continuing trend of miniaturization of electronics. The question commonly asked is ���when should we switch from Type 3 to a smaller solder powder?��� Solder powder size is usually chosen based on the printing requirements for the solder paste. It is common practice to use IPC Type 4 or 5 solder powders for stencil designs that include area ratios below the recommended IPC limit of 0.66. The effects of solder powder size on printability of solder paste have been well documented....

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IPC & WHMA Wire Harness Manufacturing Conference | February 18 - 19 | IPC

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