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Indium Corporation has added to its portfolio of pastes for fine feature printing with a halogen-free, cleanable solder paste specifically formulated to accommodate fine feature printing, as seen with 01005 and 008004 components.
SiPaste C201HF combines superior, industry-leading non-wet open (NWO) performance with excellent stencil print transfer efficiency to satisfy the broadest range of process requirements and boost SPI yields. It leaves behind a cleanable residue, able to be removed with a commercially available semi-aqueous cleaning solution, or it can be used as a standard no-clean paste in processes where post-reflow cleaning is not applicable.
SiPaste C201HF features excellent transfer efficiency on fine feature apertures, with consistent process yields below 80μm. SiPaste® C201HF delivers:
- Consistent and tight solder deposit spread across multiple prints; excellent response-to-pause performance
- Minimal voiding on tight-pitch components, ensuring joint strength on small components
- Excellent reflow performance on components that exhibit high warpage
- Enhanced slump performance with minimal bridging during the assembly process, improving yields for tight-pitch components
- Flexible cleaning; can be used in processes that require cleaning with a saponifier or that do not require cleaning
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Clemens Jargon, senior vice president of High Flex at Mycronic, shares his thoughts about the company’s performance in 2022 (it was a strong year), plans for the new year (turnkey solutions), and what visitors to the Mycronic booth at the show can expect to see in the company’s state-of-the-art Iris™ 3D AOI vision technology.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
In this Q&A, Rob Rowland, director of engineering at Axiom Electronics, discusses his new IPC APEX EXPO Professional Development course, “Reflow Profiling Simplified,” on how to create a standardized methodology to accurately generate new reflow soldering profiles. Rob explains, “In this class, I’ll explain how I approached this work to help others develop similar methodologies for creating their own reflow soldering profiles. My presentation also includes the basic reflow profile recipes I have been using for the past 20 years.”
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Pete Starkey talks with Kevin Domancich at Essemtec at electronica 2022 about the company integration within Nano Dimension and how the two companies have pioneered an exciting new end-to-end manufacturing solution that helps customers speed up production, cut costs, and keep their proprietary materials secure. In a world where time to market has become a priority consideration, this universal system has the potential to revolutionize the industry.