This is very valuable when attaching electrical contacts to ceramics - especially when heat input may damage the ceramic or its coating
Solder preform placement is tremendously faster using InTEGRATED(R) SOLDER PREFORMS from the Indium Corporation. Don't fumble with every single preform when you can place tens, or hundreds, in one simple motion
This video depicts the dissolution of a SAC (SnAgCu) solder sphere into molten Sn63 solder, at 208°C (below the melting temperature of the SAC alloy sphere).
The purpose of this research is to demonstrate that BGA assembly (using these materials) can be effected at temperatures BELOW standard Pb-free reflow temperatures (~245°C).
We are not suggesting that all BGA attachment be done at 208C. Rather we are demonstrating that going all the way up to 245C is not always required.
Learn more on this exact topic at Mario Scalzo's SMT blog:
INDIUM CORPORATION engineers are so dedicated to understanding the SMT process that they will do almost anything to gain more knowledge.
This ad was the B2B electronics assembly industry's first-ever video ad. It was released in December 2006.
NanoFoil® is an instantaneous heat source applicable to a variety of applications in many industries (semiconductor, aerospace, automobile, electronics, biomedical and defense markets). NanoFoil® is a predictable, controllable and affordable material that is industry accepted and proven to lower manufacturing costs
A preform is a piece of solder in a wide variety of shapes. Often, the preforms are coated with solder flux or have flux in the center of the metal. Preforms formed with a flux in the center like this are typically called flux-cored. However, preforms come in six solder families: gallium, bismuth, indium, tin, lead and gold-based. There are more than 200 different alloys that can be formed into preforms.
One of the major obstacles to public acceptance of EVs is range anxiety or the perception that one won''t be able to efficiently charge their vehicle conveniently or travel long distances at will. Many of these anxieties are well founded for the time being as charging infrastructure is in need of attention. Public money is now being made available to charging companies; however, in order to receive said funds they must prove uptime, in some cases 97% or better. This should serve as a wake-up call for PCBA manufacturers. Simply put, charging stations must be built to higher standards. Learn more at indium.com/relion.
You don''t have to look hard to see how far e-mobility technology has come in recent years, from a niche industry to mainstream seemingly overnight. Both governments and private corporations, from start-ups to legacy manufacturers, are setting aggressive goals for electrification. And consumer demand is there to match. For example, Ford had to cut off reservations for its F-150 Lightning at 200,000. This truck, the most popular in the world, features numerous advantages over its internal combustion counterpart and it''s clear the industry is just scratching the surface. Learn more at indium.com/relion.
We are seeing several trends in PCBA manufacturing for automotive with EVs. A traditional internal combustion engine might have hundreds of moving parts while an EV has far less and its powertrain relies much more heavily on electronics for its function. Meanwhile, electronic control units are consolidating as vehicles become more like computers on wheels and telematics are expected to communicate with the network to allow for over the-air updates and remote troubleshooting. These trends have the potential to create electrical, thermal, and mechanical challenges which can be addressed with Indium Corporation''s Rel-ion™ suite of products. Learn more at indium.com/relion.
The advancement of EVs is similar to the introduction of the iPhone in the way that each has and will revolutionize its industry. Just as modern smart phones do much more than make calls, EVs have the ability to serve as mobile storage units. Utilizing their bi-directional charging capability, EVs can store energy and even give back to the grid. This presents especially promising possibilities for rural communities which could benefit by drawing power from buses and other large vehicles that spend much of their time unused in a large central depot. The possibilities are truly endless. Learn more at indium.com/relion.
Over two million electric vehicles are on the road with Indium Corporation''s Rel-ion™ portfolio of reliable, scalable, and proven products for e-mobility. Rel-ion™ materials can be found in every part of EV electrical assembly including the extremely important electronic inverter. You can Rel-ion™ Indium Corporation to achieve thermal, mechanical, and electrical reliability. Learn more at indium.com/relion.
EV represents a rare equal opportunity industry, encompassing everything from two-wheeled vehicles and aircraft to charging infrastructure and energy storage. Supply chain issues, a desire to be close to customers, the availability of public money, and tax credits have encouraged localization both in the U.S. and abroad. The resulting lower barriers of entry have created an environment in which firms of all sizes can compete. However, these opportunities also present challenges as quality has taken a backseat to speed-to-market in some cases. Indium Corporation''s Rel-ion™ suite of products for e-mobility provide reliable, scalable, and proven solutions to ensure both quality and speed. Learn more at indium.com/relion.
As the automotive industry undergoes the biggest change it has seen in decades, insiders wonder if manufacturing standards are keeping pace with the innovation. When it comes to soldering materials, voiding is a concern that can cause a host of electrical and thermal issues. Historically, there has existed an industry standard of what constitutes acceptable levels of voiding; however, they were not developed for many modern electrical components. Fortunately, governing bodies around the world are stepping up to the challenge of establishing a new set of safety standards. Learn more at www.indium.com/relio
At Indium Corporation, we know energy storage is one of the most exciting opportunities in e-Mobility. Millions of electric vehicles are coming online at approximately the same time and many markets-including several regions in the US-have insufficient electric grids to support them. In this video, our expert explores potential solutions for EV charging including trickle-charging and taking advantage of renewable resources. Learn more at www.indium.com/relio
Collaboration is the key to success in the e-Mobility space. The industry is moving so rapidly that many newer companies lack the depth of knowledge you would likely encounter in more mature industries, and once-fierce competitors are now teaming up to navigate this new landscape. Moving forward, companies will not go it alone and this culture of collaboration is well-suited to Indium Corporation''s approach. Our motto, "From One Engineer to Another®," is more than a phrase. It is a commitment to collaboration on the issues facing our industry. Learn more at www.indium.com/relio
Indium Corporation''s Rel-ion™ portfolio of proven products are poised to address industry challenges by meeting three important criteria. First-they''re reliable. They are designed to meet the higher quality standards that meet the evolving demands of automotive electrification. Second-they''re scalable. They are readily available and capable of meeting supply chain expectations. Finally-they''re proven. Most Rel-ion™ products have more than a decade of running inside EVs. Learn more at www.indium.com/relio
Indium Corporation''s Brian O''Leary, Head of e-Mobility and Infrastructure, discusses why he sees 2022 as being a seminal, turning-point year in the history of e-Mobility. He''ll share his expert insight on the historical context of electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure, as well as the factors that are hastening the adoption of electric vehicles today such as lower costs of entry, climate change, and governmental policies. Learn more at indium.com/relion.
Power module assembly tooling can be a challenge. Elaborate fixture tools are expensive to design and maintain and add complexity to the reflow process. Precise assembly alignment is required to ensure long-term reliability and consistent quality. InTACK™ is the drop-in toolless solution for power module assembly offering precise alignment, resulting in reduced work steps. Switch to Indium Corporation''s InTACK™ Technology today.
Ensure power module reliability with a materials solution that delivers superior bondline control, enhanced solder joint reliability, and longer lifecycles. Watch the video to learn how Indium Corporation®''s InFORMS® technology is the perfect solution for your power modules.