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What flux do you use for indium?

Don’t’ expect a simple answer – that depends on your application.  


If you are looking for a solder paste, NC-SMQ80 is the flux vehicle of choice.  For spray applications 5RMA has a strong following on Au substrate applications.  For niche ball attach or specialty processes needing a tacky flux, WS-363 delivers the best wetting on ENIG (see attached chart), but WS-575 has a more useable rheology for pin-transfer.  PoP Flux 030B is your ticket in no-clean applications at these low temperatures.






Did I mention all these options are Halogen-Free?




Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert