The SAC 305 + Pd solder joints showed more grain refinements, recrystallization, and especially mechanical twin
deformation during the shock test, which provides a partial explanation for the ability of SAC 305 + Pd to absorb more shock-induced energy through active deformation compared with SAC 305.
It is to compete with the Toyota Camry, Ford Mondeo, Mazda6, Honda Accord Euro, Volkswagen Passat and its mechanical twin
, Hyundai's i45.
Ford's Fusion family sedan is based on the Mazda6 platform and its new Ranger pickup truck is built alongside its mechanical twin
, the Mazda BT-50, at a factory in Thailand.
The euro has fallen 14 percent against the dollar since Ford reached a tentative deal with the UAW in October to build the Kuga in Louisville alongside its mechanical twin
, the Escape.