2009-10 Circuits Assembly Buyers Guide
Our annual guide to suppliers of equipment, materials and services for electronics assembly.
A Novel Six Sigma SnPb Solder Paste
Although Six Sigma principles have been used in the industry for years, for the most part they have been applied to PWB fabrication or assembly processes – not to product development, and certainly not to soldering materials themselves. The recent development of a new SnPb solder paste, however, combined modern raw materials and the application of these principles.
By Steve Ratner, Martin Lopez, John McMaster, Frank Murch and Mike Skrzat
On the Cover:A new approach to solder paste development gets rid of "trial and error"