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Selective Contact Plating Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093465D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gaudet, FC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The fixture supports spring contacts in an electrolyte, thus permitting selective electroplating of the contacts. Contacts 2, such as Shown in A, are to be plated. The elbow sections 4 of fixture 16, shown in B, are inserted between the tongue 6 and the base 8 of contacts 2. The latter with fixture 16 in position are then immersed in vat 10 holding electrolyte 12. Fixture 4 is so arranged such that only the tip 14 of a tongue 6 is in the electrolyte 12. In this fashion, selected areas of contacts 2 are plated.

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Selective Contact Plating Technique

The fixture supports spring contacts in an electrolyte, thus permitting selective electroplating of the contacts. Contacts 2, such as Shown in A, are to be plated. The elbow sections 4 of fixture 16, shown in B, are inserted between the tongue 6 and the base 8 of contacts 2. The latter with fixture 16 in position are then immersed in vat 10 holding electrolyte 12. Fixture 4 is so arranged such that only the tip 14 of a tongue 6 is in the electrolyte 12. In this fashion, selected areas of contacts 2 are plated.

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