Tin Whiskers Challenge is focus of Free Web Seminar, Nov. 17, from Speedline Technologies


Experts from Speedline Technologies will address the issues involved with the challenge of Tin Whiskers in SMT manufacturing in a free, live, Web seminar titled Tin Whiskers on Thursday, November 17th, from 11 AM to 12 Noon, U.S. Eastern time.


The challenge of Tin Whiskers the small protrusions of tin that can “grow” from tin-plated surfaces that can cause electrical short circuits has plagued the electronics industry for years. Concern over the issue has recently accelerated with the industrys movement to lead-free manufacturing and with it the use of new lead-free solders that are high in tin content.


Especially troublesome for high reliability applications such as military, medical and automotive manufacturing, research into the cause and cure for Tin Whiskers continues. Currently, although there are many theories on the exact cause of tin whiskers, the general accepted theory is they are caused by the compressive stress of the tin-plating process.


Topics to be addressed in the free, live Webinar will include:


What causes Tin Whiskers

Types of Tin Whiskers

What can prevent Tin Whiskers

Where to get additional information on Tin Whiskers

A Questions & Answers discussion will be included.


For more information, and to register, visit the Speedline Technologies website at: http://www.speedlinetech.com/seminars or call 1-508-541-4749.


Speedlines free live Web seminar in December will explore the challenge of Fine Pitch Printing. It is scheduled for Thurs., Dec. 15, from 11 AM to Noon, U.S. Eastern Time. Register at: http://www.speedlinetech.com/seminars or call 1-508-541-4749.


About Speedline Technologies


Speedline Technologies is the global leader in process knowledge and expertise for the PCB assembly and semiconductor industries. Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the company markets five best-in-class brands Accel microelectronics cleaning equipment; Camalot dispensing systems; Electrovert wave soldering, reflow soldering, and cleaning equipment; MPM stencil and screen printing systems; and Protect global services, support, and training solutions. Speedline was named as the 2005 Surface Mount Technology Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan.


For more information, visit http://www.speedlinetech.com or contact Speedline at:


USA: Speedline Technologies, 16 Forge Park, Franklin, MA 02038 USA, Tel: 1-508-520-0083, Fax: 1-508-520-2288;

-Europe: Speedline Technologies GmbH, Im Gefierth 14, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)6103/832-0, Fax: +49(0)6103/832-299;

Asia: Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, 150 Kampong Ampat, #05-08 KA Centre, Singapore 368324, Tel: 65-6286-6635, Fax: 65-6289-9411.

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