Recognised as the UK’s leading manufacturers of high purity solders and alloys, our expert knowledge and experience of the industry allows us to meet its varying demands, and we are able to supply both industrial and electronic grade products in accordance with our approved Quality Management System BS EN ISO9001:2008 of which includes solder alloys.
Solder alloy is a metallic material that is used to connect metal workpieces. The choice of specific solder alloys comes down to their melting point, chemical reactivity, mechanical properties, toxicity, and other properties.
There are three main types of solder alloy, and these are:
- Lead-free solder
- Lead-based solder
- Flux-core solder
Here at DKL we provide a range of different solder within different forms including:
- Soft solders
- Fusible alloys
- Low melt alloys
- Solder paste
- Solder wires
Solder alloy is used to create strong permanent bonds such as copper joining in circuit boards and copper pipe joints. When the solder cools and hardens, it forms a permanent connection between the parts. Solder alloy acts as a sort of metallic glue that joins elements together.
Here at DKL we use the current range of solder alloys as our benchmark, but also still manufacture the obsolete BS219:1977 standard where required. We also offer a customer specific alloying service based on other national and international standards or unique to their specific requirements.