Electronics Forum | Thu Jan 15 10:33:05 EST 2009 | rrpowers
One thing you must be very careful with when using Bismuth is that there is no lead anywhere else within the process, either components or boards. Lead-terminated components or hot air solder leveled (HASL) finished boards used in combination with a
Electronics Forum | Thu Apr 20 14:08:34 EDT 2006 | cw
hi All, recently i have received some parts with the lead turning black, and i then found out the leads are silver plating, is that going to be a problem? or it is simply a cosmetic issue? pls advise ASAP!! thansk a lot!!
Electronics Forum | Mon Jan 12 04:28:05 EST 2009 | sachu_70
What is your alloy composition? Although your solder paste may have lower melting point, what about the alloy / metal used for plating solder lands on PCB and component termination? In most cases, there is no reliable joint as such solder may not com
Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 07 10:37:08 EST 2009 | evtimov
Hi, in the beggining of PB free process, there were a lot of solder pastes based on a Bismuth and some other materials, mainly because of their low melting temperature. The feedback shows problems in the mechanical strenght of the joints with the ti
Electronics Forum | Tue Sep 12 15:02:39 EDT 2006 | Fred
We are being pushed to use seaborne shipping containers as the method to receive PCB�s from fab houses in China. Time on the ocean will be several days to a few weeks depending on how slow the boat is. Does anyone have any suggestions on packaging
Electronics Forum | Tue Sep 19 00:35:54 EDT 2006 | darby
Fred, We receive ENIG pcbs in vac-formed bubble wrap with ,of all things, polstyrene packing! Despite my long-lasting complaints nothing has changed. BUT - I have never really had a problem with any of these PCBS. There are no moisture, salt or any o
Electronics Forum | Thu May 29 16:04:08 EDT 2003 | Rick B.
When is the U.S. required to fully implement the use of leadfree solder? European Directive 2002/95/EC is talking about year 2006 restricting the use of certain hazardous materials in electrical and electronic equipment.ie Lead,mercury,cadmium and he