Solder and Application Methods

  • Phil P. Marcoux
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Abstract

Solder is a soft metal alloy that bonds to metal surfaces to form a joint. Solder has been used in electronic products used for decades to provide a reliable mechanical joint and an excellent electrical conductor. Tin-lead alloy solder has been the standard. However, double sided SMT assembly, environmental concerns with lead, and the demands of fine pitch technology are causing some users to explore alternatives.

Keywords

Fatigue Crystallization Dust Torque Epoxy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phil P. Marcoux
    • 1
  1. 1.PPM Associates, Inc.SunnyvaleUSA

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