Palladium/Nickel Alloy and Pure Palladium Plating – As Good As Gold

Specifications: ASTM B679, MIL-P-45209B

When looking to save money, consider palladium plating for your electroplating needs. While gold plating is often the first choice in precious metal plating, Palladium/Nickel Alloy and Pure Palladium Plating are economic and profitable alternatives to consider. As gold prices continue to rise, the engineers at Alexandria Plating Industries are working with Palladium/Nickel Alloy and Pure Palladium Plating more often for a variety of our clients’ electroplating projects.

Palladium/Nickel Alloy and Pure Palladium Plating provide many of the same positive qualities as gold, including comparable connectivity and wire bonding characteristics. Similar to gold, palladium does not oxidize or chemically react in corrosive environments. However, these materials are less dense than gold, which means fewer Palladium/Nickel Alloy and Pure Palladium Plating resources are used to achieve equal linear thickness.

Since it’s harder than gold, palladium plating can have better wear attributes and may be less sensitive to process fluctuations. It creates low surface contact resistance, making Palladium ideal for applications that require contact surfaces for soldering or wire bonding. The density of pure palladium and palladium/nickel alloy electroplating allows these materials to withstand high heat from reflow applications while still bonding wire and maintaining solderability. It is also an excellent choice when a project requires a barrier between base metals such as nickel or copper and gold.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us or call 864-481-1320. We look forward to working with you.

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Military & AMS Process Specifications

QQ-C-320, QQ-N-290, MPR-1059, AMS-C-26074, MIL-C-20218, AMS-2403, AMS-2404, AMS-2405, AMS-2406, ISO1458, ISO-4526 and many others.