Third in a series of interactive CD-ROMs developed by Soldertec Global to assist engineers with the practical introduction of lead-free wave soldering materials and processes. Introduced by Kay Nimmo, Technical Director, Tin Technology, the CD provides a step-by-step guide to wave soldering, wetting, fluxing, process control, inspection. Process animations explain the wave soldering process options and video is used to further enhance the process stages. Inspection criteria for wave solder joints are illustrated for different alloys. Common wave soldering defects are included which may be seen in manufacture, reasons and possible corrective action is provided. The CD also features an interactive quiz on wave, reflow and hand soldering to help assess staff’s knowledge on the use of lead-free materials.