This SAE Standard specifies the requirements for the electro-deposition of gold on ferrous-base materials, copper-base materials, aluminum-base materials, zinc-base materials and nickel-base materials for MOD use. It is primarily intended for use on electrical and electronic items which are to be plated with gold to:
a. Increase the electrical conductivity of the surface.
b. Provide a solderable surface.
This Standard does not cover the gold plating of threaded items.
Rationale: This Standard is a direct replacement for DEF STAN 03-17 and has been reproduced by SAE International under the Open Government Licensing Agreement. The technical content remains unchanged from Issue 3 of the Defence Standard it supersedes. Any queries should be referred via the link shown in the feedback box at the bottom of this page.
Metal finishingPowder metallurgyFerrous metals
Also known as: SAE AMS 03_17
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