Plating Thickness 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.

Plating Thickness Testing

Some types of plating SGS MSi measures are:

  • Zinc
  • Gold
  • Nickel
  • Copper
  • Chromium
  • Chro
  • Cadmium 
  • Siler
  • Tin
  • Aluminum (anodized)