Corfin – Preventing Catastrophic Failure in Mission and Life Critical Systems for Over 25 Years
Corfin pioneered Robotic Hot Solder Dip technology – the only process approved by the TMTI report to eliminate the risk of tin whiskers without damaging the component – and with over 25 years experience their technicians have mastered component preparation solutions with Corfin RHSD machinery. From dip depth, dwell times, temperatures, continuous chemical monitoring and proprietary processes, no one in the industry comes close to the precise controls of Corfin’s RHSD equipment. Corfin are able to service components efficiently, accurately and repeatably.
Corfin has the production capacity to offer consistent lead times. Continuous investment in new equipment has enhanced their flexibility and capacity even for the more challenging devices such as connectors.
Robotic Hot Solder Dip
Tin Whisker Elimination
Refinishing With Tin/Lead and Custom Solder Alloys
Lead-Free Solder Joint Weakness Prevention
Restoration of Solderability
Gold Embrittlement Prevention
Conversion to Tin-Lead
Conversion to RoHS compliance
Ball Attach to Leadless Packages
LGA Gold Removal and Ball Attach
Component Lead Trim and Form for Board Assembly
Re-Conditioning of Bent or Damaged Leads
Lead-Attach to Leadless Chip Carriers
Lead Coplanarity Restoration
XRF – X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis
Scanning Acoustic Microscopy
Fine and Gross Leak Seal Testing
Ionic Contamination Testing
A tin whisker is a single crystal that emerges from tin-finished surfaces. It can take hours or years for them to grow, and they can grow up to 9 millimeters in length. Tin whiskers have been blamed for dangerous failures in heart pacemakers, satellites, and nuclear power plants. The NASA Tin Whisker Website provides a wealth of information regarding the nature of tin whiskers and their ability to cause:
- Short circuits
- Low pressure arcing
- Debris and contamination
For clients that need to be RoHS-compliant, Corfin’s Robotic Hot Solder Dipping process can also be used to remove lead-bearing alloys from the terminations of electronic components. Significant advantages to Robotic Hot Solder Dip Pb-free (non-pure tin, e.g. SAC 305) termination finishes include mitigation of pure tin whiskers and outstanding solderability.
A Robotic Hot Solder Dip finish is optimal for high quality reflow soldering, significantly reducing touch-up and rework after reflow.
In addition to many ongoing gold and tin whisker prevention projects, Corfin maintains Robotic Hot Solder Dipping systems to removal of finishes containing Pb to meet RoHS compliance. These automated, high-capacity systems are capable of meeting your volume requirements.
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