What Are the Causes of Solder Dewetting?

Answer Dewetting in a solder joint indicates a problem with the solder pad or component part. Solder will not bond with the part. The two underlying reasons for this are corrosion and contamination, with ... Read More »

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Is wire solder the same as pipe solder?

Wire solder is often a combination of lead and tin while pipe solder is lead-free. However, plumbing solder too was once a lead-tin alloy. In 1986 the Safe Drinking Water Act, forbade the use of le... Read More »

What Is a Dynamic Solder Pot?

A dynamic solder pot is a machine---used in attaching electronic components to each other---that has a rotating pot and fixed blades. These features allow the machine to independently scrape dross ... Read More »

What is solder made from?

Solder, or "flux," is a soft metal alloy made of 60 percent tin and 40 percent lead, and is used to fuse two metal objects together. It has a low melting point and often is used in conjunction with... Read More »

What Solder Is Used for Radiators?

The solders used for repairing leaks in radiators are typically alloys consisting of mostly lead, combined with tin. These alloys melt well for soldering. Also, lead is highly resistant to corrosio... Read More »