Pan Pacific Symposium Conference Proceedings

NASA-DOD Phase 3 Consortium Testing Plan For Alternate Alloys For Use On High-Reliability Products

Authors: Jeff Kennedy and David Hilman
Company: Celestica Corporation and Rockwell-Collins
Date Published: 2/6/2017   Conference: Pan Pacific Symposium

Abstract: The requirements for high reliability products are driving continued study for solutions that will enable Pb-Free product manufacturing while maintaining or improving the reliability of those products in applications and field performance. Several industry sectors require high reliability like Medical, Underground Sensing for gas and oil, Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense. Many applications have not found a suitable solution for Pb-free assembly materials that will meet product requirements needed for high reliability over a long product lifetime.

This paper will present the project plan for the 2017 launch of the NASA-DoD Phase 3 testing of alternate or next generation alloys. The intent of this project is to build on the preliminary research and developments to advance the technology readiness level for the potential use of improved performance alternate alloys. This project study details will be presented and the project plan explained to further the industry awareness of this work in light of parallel alternate alloy studies in progress. Discussion of these other parallel efforts will presented to illustrate how this project will provide the industry with additional reliability data that may further the quest of finding a good solution for Pb-free high reliability products.

Key Words: 

Pb-free, pad cratering, reliability, harsh environments testing, aerospace

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