NJ MET Inc. VP Joseph Federico Publishes Article on Tinning and Solderability Testing in December 2015 Issue of US Tech

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Joseph Federico, Vice President and Director of Operations at NJ MET, Inc. announced that his article "Solderabiilty and Tinning: Does the Industry Know the Difference" appears in this month's US Tech.

Joseph Federico, Vice President and Director of Operations at NJ MET, Inc. announced the publication of his article titled “Solderability and Tinning: Does the Industry Know the Difference?” in this month’s issue of US Tech.

Solderability Testing determines if the surface finish of component leads will provide for acceptable solder connections. Solder finishes can degrade over time. Using accelerated aging techniques can estimate the storage life of components.

Tinning is the method of replacing the existing surface finish of a solderable termination with a new one. By dipping the components into a molten solder bath, the tin in the bath dissolves and removes the existing surface finish. Upon removal from the bath, the component has a new solder finish. This method is also used to replace a lead-free finish with one that contains lead.

The article is available on line at the US Tech Website (us-tech.com) in both html format and as part of its digital edition.

Mr. Federico, a Wayne, NJ resident, has worked as an engineer at NJ MET Inc. for nearly 40 years. He has lectured around the world on the subject of proper electronic component testing and the epidemic of the cloned and counterfeit component detection. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology as well as Business Administration.

NJ MET, Inc.’s headquarters and laboratory is located in Clifton, NJ, with sales offices in Denver, Toronto, London, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. NJ MET, Inc. is AS9100 Rev. C / ISO9001:2008 certified and recently successfully completed of The Defense Logistic Agency’s (DLA) laboratory suitability assessment and is now qualified to test federal stock classes (FSC) 5961 (Semiconductor Devices) and FSC 5962 (Microcircuits) to DLA’s QTSL test requirements.

NJ MET, Inc. is also registered with GIDEP, SAE International, ERAI , ASTM, ITAR, IEEE, and ANSI/ESD20.20. Their employees have hands on training in the Counterfeit Components Avoidance Workshop by The Components Technology Institute, Inc. and just celebrated 38 years of Laboratory Procurement and Testing Services. NJ MET, Inc. has an outstanding A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

For more information about Tinning and Solderability Testing or other Engineering and Testing services provided by NJ MET Inc., please visit the NJ MET website or call Joseph Federico at NJ MET headquarters at 973 546-5393.

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