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July 22, 2015

Tin-lead Component Projections

Can you provide a rough estimate for the percentage of current and future tin-lead finish components that will be required for the aerospace and defense industries?

Which is the most promising technology to replace tin-lead in high reliability electronic components used in the aerospace, defense, medical and other market?

A.S.

Experts Comments

It seems that the Aerospace and Defense Industry will continue to use tin-lead processes & components at least until 2019. Last year, members of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) gathered to develop a road map for the implementation of a lead-free process for Aerospace & Defense.

Since this is just the early stages of the process I'm afraid I cannot make any predictions as far as materials or future technologies.  You may access their presentation under the following web page:
http://www.aia-aerospace.org/assets/Joint_Government_and_Industry_Executive_Forum_for_Lead_(Pb)-free_Electronics_-.pdf
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Edithel Marietti
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
iDirect
Edithel is a chemical engineer with 20 year experience in manufacturing & process development for electronic contract manufacturers in US as well as some major OEM's. Involved in SMT, Reflow, Wave and other assembly operations entailing conformal coating and robotics.
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