Failure analysis, physics of failure, design of experiments, and traceability are essential skills and systems needed to determine a root cause, a solution, and a corrective action. Don't be surprised if these efforts lead to a conclusion that one is not possible within the manufacturing realm because you simply can't cheat physics. Read More
Solder is ubiquitous in internal medical technologies from pacemakers to cochlear prosthetics – the battery, components, and circuit board are held in pla...Read More
Folks, When comparing the volume of solder paste provided by a circular versus square aperture, consider that if the side of the square is D and the diameter o...Read More
Folks, In our last post, we discussed techniques to mitigate tin whiskers. To help determine what your tin whisker mitigation strategy should be, consider usin...Read More
The vast majority of solders used in electronic assembly have, as their base metal, tin. There are some specialty gold solders, like gold-copper or gold-ind...