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Important Classes for Understanding Solder

Solder seems pretty simple, and, honestly, it doesn’t always need to be overly technical. But, many SMT, semiconductor, thermal management, and solar applications do require a good amount of technical knowledge. Below are some general areas of concentration that help with these lines of work:

  • Materials Science, for understanding different alloys and surface finishes
  • Chemistry, to understand flux reactions, corrosion, and plating processes
  • Statics, for understanding stresses in soldered assemblies
  • Thermal Dynamics and Heat Transfer, to understand alloy selection and properties of the solder joint as well as creation of the bond.

Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert