The Effects of Surface Finish on Solder Paste Performance – the Sequel
Tony Lentz, FCT Solder Field Application Engineer, recently presented at SMTAI. This is a second study on how solderable surface finish affects solder paste performance in the surface mount process. Read his technical paper for recommendations for optimal combinations of surface finish and solder paste.
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FCT’s solder paste line can be defined by many categories: no clean, water soluble, RMA, pin probable versus non pin probable and halogen free versus halide based activation.
But we have broken our product line out by Leaded versus Lead Free. For leaded we sell 63/37, 62/36/2, Hi Temp leaded alloys. Lead free alloys include SAC305, SN100C, SAC387, SAC307 as well as other HMP alloys. These typically come in Type 3 , Type 4 and Type 5 particle sizes.
For our paste products we think that it is important to offer fresh pastes and so paste orders ship within 4 working days. Lastly our strength isn’t just in water soluble or no clean technology but in both. Attributes include:
- Thin viscosity with low slump characteristics
- Halogen free product line with good activity and stability
- Low graping products for both water soluble and no clean
- Antitombstoning alloys that offer a melting range for both leaded and lead free alloys