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Manufacturing Day 2018 @mfgday #MFGDay18

Adafruit manufacturingday 2018 blog

Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday of October, which is today! Adafruit is proud to take its place in the lineage of American manufacturing.

To celebrate the day, every hour the Adafruit blog will post a story about manufacturing and manufacturers. Stay tuned and check out all the action here! We’ll be sharing stories from around the country and some Adafruit exclusives as well!

From MFG DAY:

Manufacturing Day® is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October.

To kick it off take a look inside Adafruit and check out this blog from our manufacturing team about our solder of choice!

Adafruit’s Solder Alloy of Choice: Sn100C #Manufacturing

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Adafruit’s products that are made on-site do not contain lead, this is called RoHS compliant (Restriction of Hazardous Substances). So, when we were looking into purchasing a selective solder machine we knew we were going to have to use a lead-free alloy in our process. What we discovered was that not every lead-free solder is the same!

Designing a manufacturing process involves weighing many options. The reliability over time of a given parameter as well as cost, are two of the most critical factors involved in making a final decision. Your overall throughput can condition both of these factors as well.

Read on to learn more!


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