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Analysis of Process Solutions

TotalScan

This is a semi-quantitative survey of your bath by ICP analysis which will look for more than 25 elements that are possible contaminants in your plating bath. This coupled with TOC analysis is what we call TotalScan. TotalScan will give you a complete overview of both the metallic and organic contaminants in your plating bath.

What is ICP?
ICP is similar to AA, but much more sensitive. ICP measures in parts per billion where AA measures in parts per million. ICP can also measure many elements that AA either cannot do or cannot do well.


Price: $225

ICP Survey

This is a semi-quantitative survey of your bath by ICP analysis which will look for more than 30 elements that are possible contaminants in your plating bath or process solution.

What is ICP?
ICP is similar to AA, but much more sensitive. ICP measures in parts per billion where AA measures in parts per million. ICP can also measure many elements that AA either cannot do or cannot do well.


Price: $175

Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analysis

For plating solutions, waste water, or recycled water.


Price: $60

Acid Copper Package - A Comprehensive Analysis

This is a complete analysis of your bath and deposit. The package includes standard analysis of the plating bath plus TOC and five common trace metals, along with tensile strength, elongation and purity of the deposit. If your solution has a third organic component add $15.00.


Price: $270

Acid Copper Plating Solutions

Copper sulfate, Sulfuric acid, Chloride, and two organic additives by either CVS, and Hull cell. If your solution has a third organic component add $30.00.


Price: $85

CVS Analysis Only - Copper baths

Per component. Some components for three-part additive systems cost more due to difficulty of analysis.


Price: $30

Methylene chloride extractions

 

Price: $35

CVS Analysis - Tin and Tin/Lead Solutions

Per component.


Price: $40

Tin Sulfate Plating Solutions

Stannous tin, Acid, one Additive, and Hull cell.


Price: $60

Tin and Tin-Lead Plating Solutions

Stannous tin, Lead, Acid, one Additive, and Hull cell $60.00
Stannous tin, Lead, Acid, & two Additives, and Hull cell $80.00
Stannous tin, Lead, Acid, & three Additives, and Hull cell $100.00

Gold Plating Solutions

Gold, Baume, pH, & Additives with metallic contaminants (nickel, cobalt, iron, copper, lead). Sulfite golds $60.

Add $15 for buffer salts or other additional components. Add $25 for any metals that have to be done by ICP.


Price: $50

Immersion Gold Plating Solutions

Gold, Baume, pH, copper and nickel.


Price: $50

Nickel Plating Solutions

Nickel , Nickel Chloride or Bromide, Boric Acid, pH, Additives, & Deposit Stress by Hull cell. We also offer sulfate and ammonia analysis on nickel solutions. Nickel stress and hardness is also available.


Price: $55

Nickel Strike Solutions

Nickel , Nickel Chloride, and hydrochloric acid.


Price: $30

Electroless Nickel Plating Solutions

Nickel, Sodium Hypophosphite, & pH (for sodium orthophosphite add $15.00) We can also measure phosphorus in a deposit


Price: $40

Silver Plating Solutions

Silver, Cyanide, & hydroxide, (for carbonate analysis add $25.00) For some solutions we can also perform wetter and brightener analysis.


Price: $50

Silver Strike Solutions

Silver, Cyanide, & pH (for carbonate analysis add $25.00).


Price: $40

Copper Cyanide Solutions

Copper, Free Cyanide, & hydroxide (for carbonate analysis add $25.00, Rochelle salts $15.00).


Price: $45

Copper Cyanide Strike Solutions

Copper, Free Cyanide, & pH (for carbonate analysis add $25.00).


Price: $40

Brass Solutions

Copper, Zinc, Free Cyanide, & pH (for carbonate analysis add $25.00).


Price: $60

Bronze Solutions

Copper, Tin, Free Cyanide, Hydroxide, & pH (for carbonate analysis add $25.00).


Price: $60

Trivalent Chrome Solutions

Trivalent Chrome, Conductivity Salt, Specific Gravity, Surface Tension, and pH.


Price: $50

Chrome Solutions

Chromous Acid, Chromic Acid, Sulfate, Chloride, and Chromic to Sulfate Ratio (Fluoride Catalyst add $25.00).


Price: $60

Electroless Copper Solutions

Copper, hydroxide, and formaldehyde.

Add $15 for EDTA.


Price: $45

Electroless Copper Stabilizer

Stabilizer by extraction.


Price: $35

Glass Etch Solution

Ammonium bifluoride and acid content.


Price: $50

Permanganate Solutions

Permanganate, Total Manganese, Manganate, & Normality.


Price: $40 by UV/Vis.

Price: $50 by titration.

Palladium Catalyst Solutions

Palladium, Tin Chloride, Baume, & Copper.

Includes normality for solutions that require it.


Price: $45

Cleaners and other acid/base titrations

 

Price: $15

Gravimetric Analysis of Gold Solutions

 

Price: $110

Metallic Contaminants Per element by A.A.

 

Price: $20 for an individual element.
$10 each for measurement of four or more metals.

Metallic Contaminants Per element by ICP


Price: $40 for an individual element.
Discounts can be discussed per quantity.

Also, see ICP survey for a semi-quantitative analysis for a range of elements.

Also available

Stalagmometer testing for some tin, tin/lead, and nickel wetters; Chlorides by specific ion electrode; scanning uv/vis; solid-phase extraction. Sulfur and Phosphorus in plated deposits. Phosphorus in anodes. HPLC analysis.

Physical Tests

Solder Analysis

Composition of solder and trace contaminants per J-STD-001D, 003, & 006


Price: $135

Copper Tensile Strength & Elongation Testing

Price is per tank and includes horizontal and vertical samples. Testing is per IPC-TM-650 2.4.18.1, ASTM E345-93, and WS6536E. We are certified by DLA (DSCC) for Mil-Spec work.

Price: $85

Add $60 for a two-day turnaround.

Copper Purity

Per IPC-TM-650 2.3.15 (electrogravimetry). DLA certified.


Price: $55

Peel Strength

DLA certified. (for a lot of up to 8 samples)


Price: $60

Gold Purity Analysis and Hardness Testing

Per Mil-G-45204. Send plated samples or solution. Add $40 if we are doing the plating for you.


Price: $140

Gold Purity Analysis or Hardness Testing

Analysis of hardness OR purity individually. Per Mil-G-45204. Send plated samples or solution. Add $40 if we are doing the plating for you.


Price: $70

Gold porosity using nitric acid or flowers of sulfur

Per IPC-TM-650 2.3.24.2 nitric acid vapor test. SOX also available.


Price: $90

Gold porosity using Sulfur Dioxide

Sulfur dioxide/sulfurous acid exposure test for porosity.


Price: $100 set up charge plus $30 per lot of parts.

Nickel Hardness

Vickers hardness measurement per QQN-290A. If we plate your sample then add $40.00.


Price: $70

Nickel Stress Test by Stress Tabs

Semi-quantitative analysis of stress in your nickel deposit with three repetitions. Please send a liter of solution.


Price: $120

Nickel Stress Test by Contractometer

Semi-quantitative analysis of stress in your nickel deposit by spiral contractometer. Please send a gallon of solution.


Price: $120

Determination of Lead in a Deposit

Send us a plated deposit on a stainless steel (or removable) substrate and we will determine the lead content in that deposit by ICP or A.A..


Price: $60

Weigh-Strip-Weigh - RoHS Compliance

In many cases we can strip the deposit form a plated part and determine weight over average thickness of a deposit.
This works especially well with gold plated parts.


Price: $60

Metallic Contaminants Per element by ICP

 

Price: $40 for an individual element.

Discounts can be discussed per quantity. Also, see ICP survey for a semi-quantitative analysis for a range of elements.

Cross-section analysis

Quoted on a case by case basis. Generally $75.00 per mount with basic measurements and digital images.

Alloy Composition

Varies by number of elements to be analyzed.

Wet Tape Adhesion Test

2 panels are tested.


Price: $45

Adhesion - Bend Test

 

Price: $25

Salt Fog/Salt Spray Corrosion

 

Price: $0.28 per hour. $55 minimum.

Panels for Salt Fog Testing

Varies by dimensions and alloy.

Coating Weight

3 Panels are tested.


Price: $60

Taber Abrasion Test

2 panels are tested.


Price: $130

Hydrogen Embrittlement

For a set of 4. We can also provide notch bars for a price.


Price: $150

Notch Bars for Embrittlement

Varies by spec.

Profilometry

Measurement of surface roughness.


Price: $80

Other Analysis or testing will be quoted on a case by case basis.

If there is a test you are looking for but cannot find, please give us a call. We welcome your suggestions and are always looking for ways to serve you.