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PCB manufacturing consists of many steps, such as PCB CAM, Panelization, Copper patterning, etc. This group is mainly talked about the problems during PCB manufacturing!

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To identify gold plating within 1 minute
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Gold fingers are a vital part in PCB manufacturing. Sometime I feel a bit hard to identify whether the pcb supplier proceed the gold plating for fingers or not. But now I can use a good method: to see the Gerber files. If there is lead line in gold finger, it is gold plating as lead line is used for conductivity , and if no, it is ENIG Definitely. 

Refer to the following pictures:


Gold Plating



Why have to judge this? Gold plating is much more expensive than immersion gold, and I don't want to spend unnecessary money.

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Rolf Niemand

quick method!

Enrico Gensale

nice, about details.


Good idea

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