Indium Corporation earned Electronics Manufacturing (EM) World‘s Innovation Award for its new flux-cored wire for robotic and laser soldering. The award was presented on Thursday, March 18 in Shanghai, China, during Productronica China.

The EM Innovation Award program recognizes and celebrates excellence in the electronics industry, encouraging companies to achieve the highest standards and push the industry forward.

“We are honored to have CW-232 recognized by EM World,” said Robert McKerrow, Senior Product Specialist. “CW-232 features a rare combination of fast-wetting and ultra-low spattering, attributes not often seen together in a highly active no-clean flux-cored wire. Its unique formulation delivers enhanced product efficiency, reducing the need for timely rework or cleaning that could impact yields.”

Indium Corporation’s CW-232 is a uniquely formulated flux-cored wire developed to meet the demanding requirements of robotic and laser soldering applications by delivering additional wetting power in order to achieve higher throughput.

CW-232 also works exceptionally well in hand soldering applications. Due to its “no-spatter” technology, CW-232 eliminates flux spattering that can burn operators’ hands, impair the vision system of the robotic soldering machines, or make finished products less aesthetically appealing.

Indium Corporation’s CW-232 offers:

  • Extremely low-spatter performance
  • Very fast wetting, even capable of soldering to heavily tarnished surfaces
  • Light-colored residue
  • Compatibility with Pb-free and SnPb alloys
  • Compatibility with HASL, Immersion Silver, ENIG, and OSP surface finishes