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Gold plating thickness on gold finger

Electronics Forum | Thu Oct 07 20:34:48 EDT 1999 | Tony Huang

Hi, Does anybody know what is the minimum gold plating thickness on the PCB goldfinger required by the industrial specifications - IPC, Bellcore, etc. Where can I find the information? Appreciate for the help! Thanks, Tony

Re: Gold plating thickness on gold finger

Electronics Forum | Fri Oct 08 17:12:31 EDT 1999 | Dave F

Hi, Does anybody know what is the minimum gold plating thickness on the PCB goldfinger required by the industrial specifications - IPC, Bellcore, etc. Where can I find the information? Appreciate for the help! Thanks, Tony Hi Tony:

minimum thickness - Gold flash finish

Electronics Forum | Fri Sep 21 10:35:37 EDT 2012 | davef

Flash gold is just thin electrolytic gold plating over electroless nickel or electrolytic nickel. Flash gold plating ... * Less than 3 microinch thick will be porous and take solder poorly * Greater than 10 microinch thick will cause brittle solder c

minimum thickness - Gold flash finish

Electronics Forum | Mon Sep 24 10:07:46 EDT 2012 | eezday

The answer, as stated above, is 3 microinch's however, it is equaly important, if not more important, to understand that the only function of the gold is to protect the surfaces beneath it. Only enough gold to cover the nickel beneath it should be u

minimum thickness - Gold flash finish

Electronics Forum | Thu Sep 20 14:20:46 EDT 2012 | blnorman

From what I was told, gold flash normally refers to 10 microinches of gold.

minimum thickness - Gold flash finish

Electronics Forum | Thu Sep 20 10:05:35 EDT 2012 | guyramsey

What is the state of the art in electroplated gold flash a a surface finish; thickness and tolerance limits?

Poor reflow over gold plating

Electronics Forum | Tue Jun 28 19:56:59 EDT 2005 | davef

Matt: Yes, if the gold was really thick, it could appear like your pictures. In measuring gold plating thickness, we'd want to use xray fluorescence [XRF]. For alternatives, look here: http://www.pfonline.com/articles/pfd0027.html

Poor reflow over gold plating

Electronics Forum | Thu Jun 30 20:17:19 EDT 2005 | davef

Matt: What thickness of hard gold was applied to your customer's boards?

Poor reflow over gold plating

Electronics Forum | Thu Jun 30 21:55:33 EDT 2005 | Mason Hughes

Hi, In response to reading height or gold thickness, I can do that masonhughes@sbcglobal.net

soldering to thick gold plating

Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 11 14:09:54 EDT 2006 | Chunks

Not reflowing completely. Slower = hotter. Try a slower conveyor speed.

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