I am currently reviewing a proposal from a company requesting to replace their nickel electroplating process (
FED-QQN-290 (replaced by AMSQQN290
, Class 1, Grade E) with electroless nickel (
[affil link or DLA], Class 1, Grade B). The parts are contained within plastic fuze cable assemblies, and are not directly exposed to the elements. Are there any issues to be concerned about with this substitute?
Marc Pepi US Army Research Lab - APG, Maryland
It depends on the application, I would guess ductility first for something that is called a cable, then stress, solderability, elongation, ductility, cost.
Tom Pullizzi Falls Township, Pennsylvania
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