Ask the Experts
February 24, 2010 - Updated
February 21, 2010 - Originally Posted

Lead Free Percentage

Can anyone offer an estimate on the percentage of non-military circuit board assemblies now being assembled that are lead free?

R. J.

Expert Panel Responses

In the US I would estimate 50 to 60%.

Bob Black
North America Sales Manager
Essegi Automation
Mr. Black was the President and Co-Founder of Zevatech in 1977 and introduced first Pick and Place System at Nepcon West 1980. Bob is now the President, CEO and Co-Founder of Juki Automation Systems. He is also a Co-Founder of the SMEMA Council of IPC. He serves as a member of SMTA and SEMI..
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