A significant component of many electronics manufacturing
industries involves flux. Defined, flux is a substance mixed with a
solid to lower its melting point. Used primarily
in soldering metals, flux helps to promote melting. However, flux is not a one-size-fits-all
product. This article will highlight a
few of the different variations available.
Aim No-Clean Paste
Aimís No-Clean Paste Flux is best used when soldering with a
Solder Paste product during the solder application process, as opposed to a
Wire Solder material. No-clean tacky/rework flux is designed to wet virtually
all solderable electronic surfaces, components, assemblies, and
substrates. Also, an excellent choice
when it comes to BGA packages. Because
of the superior wetting abilities, this paste flux results in bright, smooth,
and shiny solder joints. Any residues
that may remain on surfaces after soldering are clear, leaving a cosmetically
PFNC-10CC is compatible with all tin-lead and lead-free
alloys, and it is suitable for a variety of applications. Offered as a standard
10cc syringe, this paste can be cleaned, if necessary, with saponified water,
or an appropriate solvent cleaner.
Aim No-Clean Liquid
Similarly, Aim no-clean liquid flux is formulated for a wide
variety of applications on all leaded and lead-free soldering applications,
where wire solder is the primary material used during the soldering process. However, this product comes ready for use and
requires no mixing. FX16 is halide and
halogen free, making it easier on the respiratory system. Further, this flux leaves minimal,
electronically safe residues, even when heated. Yet, can be cleaned when
Ideal for point-to-point selective soldering and palletized
wave soldering, FX16 can be used via spray, brush, or dip processes. Providing fast wetting and PTH barrel fill,
all while reducing common solder defects such as bridging, flagging, and solder
Available in a wide range of sizes to meet your needs, you
can be sure youíll have the proper inventory.
Thus eliminating job delays and unnecessary trips back to the
Another common type of industry flux is solder flux. Solder flux offers a wide range of products
from no-clean to water soluble. One of
the main differences between the above two and water soluble is the hazardous
material label. Excellent for wetting, foam, spray, brush or dip applications. Providing similar qualities of a No-Clean
Flux, but requiring a cleaning process after the application is performed.
Also available in a wide range of sizes, the 715M is a
buffered flux that has a wide activation range.
Producing bright, shiny solder joints, this product remains active
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specifications and Aim
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