Leaded Solder Bar Benefits

The Benefits of Using Leaded Solder Bar

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DKL Metals Ltd, established in 1986 as an independent manufacturer of tin/lead alloys, has grown since then, and today is recognised as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of high purity solders and alloys. All of our products are manufactured in accordance with national and international standards or customer proprietary specifications.

DKL provides a range of leaded solder bars for the electronics industry after the introduction of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), to support companies in countries exempt from the legislation.

What is Lead Solder For?

Lead solder is a combination of Lead and Tin. It is used in electronics manufacturing for processes such as PCB assembly, component mounting, etc. Lead’s main advantage for these processes is its ability to form strong joints with other metals like copper and aluminum.

The Benefits of Using Leaded Solder Bar

  • Low melting point
  • Easy to use
  • The wetting properties of leaded solder are superior to most lead-free ones
  • Leaded Solder is immune to Whisker (metallurgy)
  • Reworking
  • Strong joint formation between different metals

Despite all the advantages, there are some things to consider when deciding between lead and lead-free solder.

The disadvantage of Using Lead Solder Bar

  • During the melting process, toxic fumes are produced
  • High risk of fire
  • Can be costly, depending on the purity level of your chosen solder

For more information or advice on any of our leaded solder bar products, please feel free to call us on 01506 847 710.

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