View Full Version : metallic glue to replace solder in new manufacture?


wa2ise
01-14-2016, 10:16 PM
http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2016/01/researchers-metallic-glue-may-stick-it-to-soldering-and-welding/

Imagine trying to un-glue a part like we can unsolder a part. Though nowadays, everything is made with unobtainium ASIC parts, so it probably won't matter... :sigh:

pac.attack76
01-15-2016, 08:52 AM
Things just keep getting worse and worse.:thumbsdn:

ISawItOnTV
01-30-2016, 07:47 PM
Gives new meaning to glued, screwed and tatooed.

consoleguy67
01-31-2016, 10:26 AM
I guess the phrase "Oh, snap!" will apply to repairing these sets.

andy
01-31-2016, 12:25 PM
It sounds a long way off for general electronics use. I imagine it could open up a lot of new possibilities if components didn't have to be manufactured to withstand lead free soldering temperatures.

It could make repair work easier since it's impossible to replace a large BGA IC without special (expensive) equipment and a LOT of skill. A room temperature process would be great if it could be done on a small scale. Failed solder connections on BGA chips is a very common cause of failure (probably second only to bad caps).