Plating Thickness Measurement Testing
SGS MSi can perform plating thickness using SEM and Optical Microscopy (Image Analysis) on material as thin as .25 microns (.000010 in. or 10 micro-inches). Each examination is traceable to NIST Standard 484. Samples are prepared, mounted and examined using the specified method.
When plating is very thin, we can apply an electroless nickel plating to protect the integrity of the original plated material.
The following specifications are routinely used to prepare and measure plated samples.
- ASTM B748-90(2010): Standard Test Method for Measurement of Thickness of Metallic Coatings by Measurement of Cross Section with a Scanning Electron Microscope
- ASTM B487-85(2007): Standard Test Method for Measurement of Metal and Oxide
- ASTM E3-11: Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
Some types of plating SGS MSi measures are:
- Aluminum (anodized)
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