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When and Where to Use Lead-Based Solder

Solder is a fusible metal alloy used to create a permanent bond between metal work pieces. The most common type of solder used is tin-lead solder [...]

A Short Guide to Choosing Solder Wire

Solder Wire is one of the most popular forms of solder that is sold. It is used in many of the industries in which solder is used. Not all the solder [...]

All About Babbitt

Babbitt is also called Babbitt metal or bearing metal. It is used for the bearing surface in a plain bearing. Its is any of several tin or lead based [...]

How Solder Paste is the Swiss Army Knife of Solder

Solder paste is a material used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards to connect surface mount components to pads on the board. The solder [...]

Why Lead Sheet?

Lead is a heavy metal that is denser than most common material, it is soft and malleable and has a relatively low melting point of 621.4°F [...]

What are the advantages and disadvantages of lead-free solder?

Lead-free solder has become standard in electronic companies and manufacturers because of how hazardous lead can be. The Restriction of Hazardous [...]

5 Strange Facts About Solder

People who are not familiar with the metal industry might not know what solder is.  This is understandable! That is why we have compiled a list of 5 [...]

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