Once an order is placed for the solder preforms you have specified, Indium Corporation begins the manufacturing process promptly; we have a lot of steps to go through and want to get you the parts quickly! We begin with raw materials that need to go through all or most of the following steps:
- Extrusion and Rolling
- Quality Checks
(Click on the links for a description of each process as these posts become available.)
The lead-time reflects the cumulative time it takes for us to melt the raw materials and blend them into a precision alloy, extrude that alloy into a ribbon, roll that ribbon to a final thickness, cut the ribbon to the shape of the preform, and repeat for the volume of the order, apply the flux (if required), and package it. All of this happens with quality checks at each step, and again before it leaves the facility.
*This post is part of the World of Solder Preforms series
Image courtesy I4Process