Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or silver (to make silver-gilt), by chemical or electrochemical plating. This article covers plating methods used in the modern electronics industry; for more traditional methods, often used for much larger objects, see gilding.
Gold plating types
- Bright hard gold on printed circuit board tabs
- Bright hard gold on contacts
- Soft, pure gold plating
- Soft, pure gold