PCB | December 29, 2006
Printed circuit board reliability: Loss of life during soldering
It appears that the threat posed by lead-free soldering to the reliability of the interconnect structures of printed circuit boards (PCBs) is perhaps more significant than the as yet not fully understood threat to the reliability of the solder joints themselves.
The threat to the reliability of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and their survival during the assembly process comes primarily from one source—the temperatures required during the soldering processes for the assembly of the components onto the PCB. Click here to get the full article.