Is a Pb-Free Consensus Achievable?

Folks,

Recently I posted a note about a flurry of Technet posts in which I was misquoted regarding the status of lead-free electronics assembly.  Harvey Miller then weighed in.  I responded. And this in turn raised more comments.

All of this caused me to wonder, is it possible to achieve a consensus on the state of Pb-free assembly? I think it might be and am going to try. The main thing that I think is important in this quest is that any points for the consensus, or lack thereof, be supported by data and analysis, not emotion.

If you have a point to add, that is backed by data and analysis, please share it with me.  One of the things I hope to accomplish is to develop a list of references, that can be referred to to support the consensus.

Stay tuned for more info on this effort.

Cheers,

Dr. Ron

About Dr. Ron

Materials expert Dr. Ron Lasky is a professor of engineering and senior lecturer at Dartmouth, and senior technologist at Indium Corp. He has a Ph.D. in materials science from Cornell University, and is a prolific author and lecturer, having published more than 40 papers. He received the SMTA Founders Award in 2003.
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One Response to Is a Pb-Free Consensus Achievable?

  1. Dennis Fritz says:

    Dr. Ron,

    The best data I know comparing Pb to lead-free performance is at the NASA TEERM site. Phase One is at

    http://acqp2.nasa.gov/LeadFreeSolderTestingForHighReliability_Proj1.html

    Phase 2 is not done, but many more reports are being given at SMTAI in Ft. Worth in October. What is published is available at:

    http://acqp2.nasa.gov/NASA_DODLeadFreeElectronics_Proj2.html

    Denny Fritz