60-40 Soft Solder (60 Sn-40Pb) - ASTM B 32 Grade Sn60
Categories: Metal; Nonferrous Metal; Lead Alloy; Solder/Braze Alloy; Tin Alloy

Material Notes: Impurity limits listed are ASTM specs; other specification systems may allow other impurity limits. Solder is the largest use for tin in the U.S. Tin promotes adhesion to many base metals. This particular alloy is used as a solder in electrical and electronic work, especially PC boards.

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Physical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Density 8.60 g/cc0.311 lb/in³
Viscosity 2.0 cP
@Temperature 190 °C
2.0 cP
@Temperature 374 °F
Dynamic Liquid Viscosity
Surface Tension  461 dynes/cm
@Temperature 430 °C
461 dynes/cm
@Temperature 806 °F
Estimated
 468 dynes/cm
@Temperature 330 °C
468 dynes/cm
@Temperature 626 °F
Estimated
 
Mechanical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Hardness, Brinell 1616
Hardness, Vickers 1616Cast; wide variation possible
Tensile Strength  12.4 MPa
@Temperature 150 °C
1800 psi
@Temperature 302 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel molds
 19.3 MPa
@Temperature 125 °C
2800 psi
@Temperature 257 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel molds
 30.9 MPa
@Temperature 100 °C
4480 psi
@Temperature 212 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel molds
 41.7 MPa
@Temperature 75.0 °C
6050 psi
@Temperature 167 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel molds
 45.4 MPa
@Temperature 50.0 °C
6580 psi
@Temperature 122 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel molds
 56.4 MPa
@Temperature 19.0 °C
8180 psi
@Temperature 66.2 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel molds
 59.0 MPa
@Temperature 0.000 °C
8560 psi
@Temperature 32.0 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel molds
 76.0 MPa
@Temperature -40.0 °C
11000 psi
@Temperature -40.0 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel molds
 97.0 MPa
@Temperature -80.0 °C
14100 psi
@Temperature -112 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel molds
 109 MPa
@Temperature -200 °C
15800 psi
@Temperature -328 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel molds
 112 MPa
@Temperature -160 °C
16200 psi
@Temperature -256 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel molds
 119 MPa
@Temperature -120 °C
17300 psi
@Temperature -184 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel molds
Tensile Strength, Ultimate 53.0 MPa7690 psibulk solder; wide variation is possible.
Elongation at Break 30 - 60 %30 - 60 %
 5.0 %
@Temperature -200 °C
5.0 %
@Temperature -328 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel mold, 25.4mm
 10 %
@Temperature -160 °C
10 %
@Temperature -256 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel mold, 25.4mm
 30 %
@Temperature -120 °C
30 %
@Temperature -184 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel mold, 25.4mm
 50 %
@Temperature 0.000 °C
50 %
@Temperature 32.0 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel mold, 25.4mm
 50 %
@Temperature -40.0 °C
50 %
@Temperature -40.0 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel mold, 25.4mm
 55 %
@Temperature -80.0 °C
55 %
@Temperature -112 °F
Cast at 300°C in 200°C steel mold, 25.4mm
 60 %
@Temperature 19.0 °C
60 %
@Temperature 66.2 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel mold, 22.5mm
 80 %
@Temperature 50.0 °C
80 %
@Temperature 122 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel mold, 22.5mm
 90 %
@Temperature 75.0 °C
90 %
@Temperature 167 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel mold, 22.5mm
 110 %
@Temperature 100 °C
110 %
@Temperature 212 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel mold, 22.5mm
 180 %
@Temperature 125 °C
180 %
@Temperature 257 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel mold, 22.5mm
 180 %
@Temperature 150 °C
180 %
@Temperature 302 °F
Cast at 300°C in 150°C steel mold, 22.5mm
Tensile Modulus 30.0 GPa4350 ksibulk solder
 30.0 GPa4350 ksibulk solder
Poissons Ratio 0.400.40
Shear Modulus 11.0 GPa1600 ksiCalculated
Shear Strength 39.0 MPa5660 psi
Izod Impact 20.0 J14.8 ft-lb
 
Electrical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Electrical Resistivity 0.00001499 ohm-cm0.00001499 ohm-cm
Critical Magnetic Field Strength, Oersted 83.283.2mT at 1.3 K
Critical Superconducting Temperature 7.05 K7.05 K
 
Thermal PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Heat of Fusion 37.0 J/g15.9 BTU/lb
CTE, linear 24.0 µm/m-°C
@Temperature 15.0 - 110 °C
13.3 µin/in-°F
@Temperature 59.0 - 230 °F
Specific Heat Capacity 0.173 J/g-°C0.0413 BTU/lb-°F
Thermal Conductivity 49.8 W/m-K346 BTU-in/hr-ft²-°F
Melting Point 183 - 190 °C361 - 374 °F
Solidus 183 °C361 °F
Liquidus 190 °C374 °F
 
Component Elements PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Aluminum, Al <= 0.0050 %<= 0.0050 %
Antimony, Sb <= 0.50 %<= 0.50 %
Arsenic, As <= 0.030 %<= 0.030 %
Bismuth, Bi <= 0.25 %<= 0.25 %
Cadmium, Cd <= 0.0010 %<= 0.0010 %
Copper, Cu <= 0.080 %<= 0.080 %
Iron, Fe <= 0.020 %<= 0.020 %
Lead, Pb 40 %40 %
Silver, Ag <= 0.015 %<= 0.015 %
Tin, Sn 60 %60 %
Zinc, Zn <= 0.0050 %<= 0.0050 %

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