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ENIG vs Electroplating

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#58768

ENIG vs Electroplating | 11 May, 2009

Hi

1. Does anyone know what the pros and cons are of ENIG vs Electroplating ?

2. Is there a likelyhood that in either of these processes the gold can flake off after a period of time ?

Thanks in advance Milas

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#58775

ENIG vs Electroplating | 11 May, 2009

Hi Milas,

Here is a link to an artical on the subject. http://pcdandf.com/cms/content/view/4784/95/

The big difference in the to is that ENIG is self limiting where as electroplating is not.

All product manufactured with either finish goes through a Tape test for flaking prior to leaving the board house. you should not see flaking gold, if you do it would indicate process control issues in the plating lines (Chemistry out of Norms)and poor final inspection prior to leaving board house,

Regards, Boardhouse

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