SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • FCT Assembly Introduces WS177 Lead-Free, Water-Soluble Solder Paste

FCT Assembly Introduces WS177 Lead-Free, Water-Soluble Solder Paste

May 20, 2009

GREELEY, CO �FCT Assembly introduces WS177 lead-free water-soluble solder paste featuring its latest technology in print and reflow of paste in the water-soluble category for lead-free alloys.

WS177 lead-free, water-soluble solder paste features best in class solder spread and wetting for lead-free solder pastes, and IPC 7095 Class III resistance to voiding using both straight ramp and soak reflow profiles. WS177 is fully cleanable after two paste reflow cycles, with the widest cleaning process window in its class.

WS177 is compatible with SN100C and SN97C alloys with Type 3,4 and 5 solder meshes. It is ideal for customers experiencing stencil life issues, cosmetic (shine) issues, cosmetic (shine, microcracks), and boards with OSP, ENIG, Immersion Silver, and Immersion Tin finishes.

WS177 delivers complete removal of flux residue, bright, shiny SN100C solder joints, and excellent solder spread on all common pad finishes. It also provides excellent post-reflow yields and best in class after exposure to extreme humidity conditions.

WS177 features high-volume repeatability with 16 mm pitch QFP pads and 12 mm circles, as well as excellent response to one-hour pause, after two knead strokes at 35-65 percent RH.

About FCT Assembly

FCT Assembly was created after the purchase of Fine Line Stencil, Inc., and consists of two major operations: stencil manufacturing and the manufacturing of electronic assembly products such as solder paste, flux and solder (both conventional 63/37 and SN100C� lead-free) bar. The assembly products are manufactured in the Greeley, Colo. plant and the stencils are manufactured in the Beaverton, Ore., Memphis, Tenn., and Greeley, Colo. facilities. The stencils can be fabricated by both laser cutting and chemical etch. The company also makes precision parts in its A-Laser division, which is located in Beaverton, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.fctassembly.com.

Mar 30, 2016 -

FCT Develops Versatile Water Soluble Flux for Leaded and Lead-Free Soldering

Mar 29, 2016 -

FCT Develops Versatile Water Soluble Flux for Leaded and Lead-Free Soldering

Feb 25, 2016 -

FCT to Showcase Advanced Printing Technologies at APEX 2016

Feb 24, 2016 -

Licensed Stencil Manufacturers Feature Florida CirTech’s NanoSlic Coating

Dec 04, 2015 -

Fine Line Stencil Upgrades Step Stencil Technology

Nov 17, 2015 -

FCT Assembly’s NanoSlic® Stencil Coating Recognized for its Electronics Assembly Innovation

Sep 01, 2015 -

FCT Assembly to Showcase Comprehensive Product Line and have Major Presence at SMTA International

Aug 04, 2015 -

A-Laser Helps Cardica Produce Next-Generation Medical Devices

Jun 08, 2015 -

A-Laser Expands Facility, Announces Appointment of New Operations Manager

Jun 08, 2015 -

FCT and Fine-Line Stencil Expand Market Presence with New Facility in Guadalajara, Mexico

165 more news from FCT ASSEMBLY, INC. »

Aug 19, 2017 -

See Latest Dispense Technology Demonstrations From GPD Global at NEPCON 2017

Aug 17, 2017 -

ZESTRON Americas Announces New Regional Sales Manager

Aug 17, 2017 -

SEHO Soldering Expert to Discuss Resource & Cost Efficient Wave Soldering at SMTAI

Aug 17, 2017 -

Libra Industries Announces Two 20-Year Service Awards in Q2 2017

Aug 17, 2017 -

Cirtronics Installs High-Performance X-ray Inspection Solution

Aug 17, 2017 -

Essemtec to Show New All-in-One Jetting / Placement System at SMTAI

Aug 17, 2017 -

Engineered Material Systems to Introduce New Conductive Adhesives for Stringing and Shingling Next-Generation Solar Modules at EU PVSEC

Aug 17, 2017 -

What is SMT and where to by SMT spare parts

Aug 16, 2017 -

ViTrox and KIC Establish Cooperation and Connectivity

Aug 16, 2017 -

Inovaxe Is Making Storage SMARTER – Visit Booth #915 at SMTAI

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

FCT Assembly Introduces WS177 Lead-Free, Water-Soluble Solder Paste news release has been viewed 639 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • FCT Assembly Introduces WS177 Lead-Free, Water-Soluble Solder Paste
HeatShield Gel- thermal PCB shield during reflow

reflow oven profiler