Don't Rely On Looks: Shear Testing Shows True Strength

There is deep satisfaction in creating a soldered joint that looks like something out of a textbook, but unfortunately, those looks aren't always an indicator that the connection is secure. You do want a soldered joint to look a certain way, and the solder is a crucial part of the connection as a whole. But you also have to be sure that the connection is strong regardless of how good the solder looks. [Read More]