Germanium is extracted from germanium bearing zinc ores or from certain coal ores, collecting the flue dusts after the burning process. It can occasionally be found in copper ores. We refine germanium at our facility in the USA.
In addition to refined germanium, Indium Corporation sells germanium compounds, such as germanium tetrachloride and germanium oxide. Please contact us for more information about germanium metals and compounds.
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Previously we discussed the importance of dimensions and tolerances in the specification of solder preforms, however these data points are best expressed in the form of an engineering drawing. You may be thinking, “Why would I make a drawing for a rectangle?”. Even if you are specifying a…
A wave solder machine's foam fluxer is a device in which compressed air is fed through a porous tube (commonly referred to as a "stone" because this part used to be made out of unglazed porcelain) that is submerged in foaming flux. The stone is covered with a chimney which helps produce…
Packaging is an extremely important part of specifying solder preforms. Not only does packaging affect the price of the order, it also effects how the individual preforms will be presented to your operators or automation. Most importantly though: packaging protects the products throughout shipment and…
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