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Just Ask Paul: Automotive and Lead-Free SoldersOctober 14, 2020 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
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We asked you to send in your questions for Happy Holden, Joe Fjelstad, Eric Camden, John Mitchell, and Greg Smith in our “Just Ask” series. Now, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions’ Paul Salerno gets a chance to answer a question.
Paul Salerno is a global portfolio manager for SMT applications focused on the automotive and consumer market segments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering as well as an MBA in finance and marketing from Rutgers University.
We hope you enjoy “Just Ask Paul.”
Q: Where is the automotive segment moving as far as adopting generation three lead-free solders?
A: The expanded use of electronics in more sophisticated automotive applications, ranging from advanced safety to powertrain, has led to the continual adoption of high-reliability solder alloys. These multi-part alloys leverage traditional and non-traditional metallurgical techniques to create complex microstructures that enhance creep resistance at higher operating temperatures for improved product lifespan relative to traditional SAC alloys.
The challenges of the Corona crisis have further accelerated this trend. Many companies now offer only online events, whether due to time or cost reasons. However, at Rehm Thermal Systems, you have a choice: the provider of thermal systems for various industries offers a variety of short, concise online webinars and complements them with in-depth in-person seminars on various topics.
Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, is pleased to announce that Dynamic Grid has ordered a Hentec Industries/RPS Valence 3508 selective soldering system.
AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum taking place on March 7 at Sweeney Barn in Manassas, Virginia.
Repair of soldered components is a constant necessity in the electronics industry. Product performance enhancement, damaged components, and exchange of wrong placed components are some of the motivations behind a repair. Dispensing and placing a 400 μm pitch component manually is very time consuming and could cause collateral damage to the already populated components. A novel automatic repair method and tools with no human interaction were developed. Learn about this method…
The SMTA Capital Chapter is excited to announce the upcoming SMTA Capital Chapter Expo and Tech Forum, scheduled for March 7th, 2024, at Sweeny Barn in Manassas, Virginia.