A website for Serious Education, promoting Aloha,
& the most FUN you can have in metal finishing
on this site FORUM
Seeking Instrument to measure silver plating thickness on copper
I am looking for an instrument that will measure the silver plating thickness on a .059 copper wire. The plating thickness is .005" and the form is a spring
I would recommend x-ray Fluorescence.
- Mckinney, Texas
Are you sure your plating is 0.005" thick and not 0.0005" thick? At 0.005" that is 5 mils thick. I doubt that X-ray fluorescence can measure silver that thick on your part. It is true that on small diameter wire XRF is the best method but not at 5 mils of Ag thickness. Can you please verify this?
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site
Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.
If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:
JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices
How Google uses data when you visit this site.