We hear/are asked this question all the time. When do I need to remove gold plating and why do I have too? Give us a moment to explain this issue, why it is required, when it is necessary and how removal is usually performed. We will dissect Paragraph 4.5.1 of IPC’s J-STD-001, with guidance from the 001 handbook IPC-HDBK-001 and the Assembly and Joining handbook IPC-AJ-820.
Join us for a few minutes, and as always, bring your questions about gold removal requirements and we will do our best to guide you through this issue.
Topics we will be reviewing are:
- What is Gold Embrittlement.
- The reasoning behind removal procedures.
- The IPC requirements explained.
- How to address conditions brought on by gold plating.