Lead-Free Soldering: Orientation

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Course Code: SLO
Delivery: Online
Languages: English


A modular interactive multimedia learning program for process engineers, managers, and senior operators involved in the implementation and management of lead-free electronic assembly processes.


Participants successfully completing the program will be able to:

  • Identify the regulatory and commercial forces driving lead-free implementation
  • Identify critical regulatory deadlines and important legislation
  • Explain lead-free rules in terms of market segments and geography
  • Explain how lead alloys used in electronics are toxic and represent a health hazard
  • Identify issues related to alloy selection
  • Explain the main alloy trends, alloy composition and alloy terminology
  • Explain technical challenges in moving through design to lead-free production
  • Explain implementation challenges in moving to lead-free production
  • Describe reliability of lead-free assemblies compared to conventional SnPb assemblies
  • Explain the impact of lead-free process on components and component handling
  • Identify the requirement for a detailed timeline/checklist procedure for implementation
  • Identify defects and process indicators likely to arise in switching to lead-free assembly

Qualification and Certification Testing

LearnTech® training incorporates interactive learning checks throughout the instructional sequences. Certification tests are criterion-referenced and module-based with feedback on every response for enhanced learning. Administrative access to dates and scores of tests, certifications, and re-certifications is compliant with ISO quality-standards requirements.

Standard Complient

This course applies JEDEC Standard JESD97 for Identification of Lead(Pb) Free Assemblies, Components, and Devices.

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