Tin plating is mentioned for corrosion prevention purposes...
Using Tin... problematic.
BRITE tin plating .... creates nearly ideal conditions for tin whisker growth. I have seen brite tin plating grow whiskers in a clean room environment (no need for moisture or temperature cycling)- whiskers a 1/2 inch long! and through plastic!
Created crazy problems... the whiskers are soooo thin, (but highly conductive) they are hard to see without magnification. easy to break, but grow back. Nothing but intermittent problems for the circuitry involved.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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