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AIM Solder 100C anybody using this lead free alloy in wave solde

Proy

#34191

AIM Solder 100C anybody using this lead free alloy in wave solde | 11 May, 2005

The marketing material makes this look pretty good, has anybody here used this alloy/ Does anybody know of any drawbacks with it? Peter

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Rob

#34194

AIM Solder 100C anybody using this lead free alloy in wave solde | 11 May, 2005

Hi Peter,

There is no Silver in it, which even in small quantities (0.3%-4%) improves solderability. I would try and see a demo on a similar machine to yours with a similar product as everyone can get their solder to look great in lab/showroom sites & with v.expensive machines.

Best reduced silver bar I've seen in the field is Greg from BLT's 99/0.7/0.3 & he can give you a big list of converted sites. I believe Blundell in the UK also reccomend this for their machines & they have a lot of installs this side of the pond.

N.B. Marketing material is supposed to make it look good.

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Tom B

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AIM Solder 100C anybody using this lead free alloy in wave solde | 11 May, 2005

You may want to check out Nihon Superior. Nihon licensed their Alloy to Aim for US production Late last month!

The alloy uses nickel and the solder joints look amazing for "lead-free" they rival tin-lead in appearance. Other boasts is that you can run it in existing pots with no damage due to the nickel. I have followed nihon for years, but the problem is that there is no reliability data with the SN100. I have been told that about 30 companies around the globe are using it, but no data!

Drawbacks: Only 2 places to get as of yet!

FCT and AIM

http://www.fctassembly.com/ http://www.aimsolder.com/

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