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 Precision Plating 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 linier thickness.
Because 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.

Nickel Alloy/Palladium  and Pure Palladium Plating Put to Work

Since the early 1980s, Precision Plating has worked closely with our tech partners, pioneering the use of electrodeposited pure palladium and palladium/nickel alloys in electronics and electrical applications.  Today, Precision Plating offers wire bonding palladium plating solutions for a variety of projects. Pure palladium plating is a good alternative for many gold applications including wire bonding.. Consult with our engineers to find out if pure palladium or palladium/nickel electroplating can improve your project.

Palladium Plating from Precision

Precision offers Palladium and Palladium/Nickel Alloy plating in each of the following segments of our capabilities:

Prototype
Rack
Barrel
Vibratory
Continuous Reel to Reel (Select and Overall)

Located in Chicago, Precision Plating is a World Class; ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified electroplating facility. For over 100 years, the qualified individuals at Precision Plating have emphasized the value of impeccable service. The entire Precision Plating team is dedicated to providing cost-effective high quality service to our customers by exploring innovative opportunities such as. Pure palladium and palladium/nickel alloys. 
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