IPC-3406 offers guidelines for selecting electrically conductive adhesives for use in electronics manufacturing as solder alternatives. The process discussion attempts to stay within the bounds of the existing solder assembly infrastructure. Both major types of adhesives, isotropic (conducting equally in all directions) and anisotropic (unidirectional conductivity) are covered. Polymer adhesives, thermosets and thermoplastics are described. 15 pages. Released July 1996.