ASTM F1995 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Shear Strength of the Bond between a Surface Mount Device (SMD) and Substrate in a Membrane Switch

    Active Standard ASTM F1995 | Developed by Subcommittee: F01.18

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.04


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 The different combinations of SMD types, attachment medias, circuit substrates, plating options, and process variation can account for significant variation in test outcome.

    3.2 The SMD shear strength test is useful to manufacturers and users for determining the bond strength of the component to the membrane switch circuit.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the shear integrity of materials and procedures used to attach surface mount devices (SMD) to a membrane switch circuit.

    1.2 This test method is typically used to indicate the sufficient cure of conductive adhesive or underfill, or both. In general, this test method should be used prior to encapsulant. This test may also be used to demonstrate the Shear Force with encapsulation.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 31.220.20 (Switches)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 39122200(Electrical switches and accessories)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F1995

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F1995-13, Standard Test Method for Determining the Shear Strength of the Bond between a Surface Mount Device (SMD) and Substrate in a Membrane Switch, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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