This SAE Standard specifies the requirements for the electro-deposition of gold on ferrous-base materials, copper-base materials, aluminum-base materials, zinc-base materials and nickel-base materials for MOD use. It is primarily intended for use on electrical and electronic items which are to be plated with gold to: a. Increase the electrical conductivity of the surface. b. Provide a solderable surface. This Standard does not cover the gold plating of threaded items.
This Standard is a direct replacement for DEF STAN 03-17 and has been reproduced by SAE International under the Open Government Licensing Agreement. The technical content remains unchanged from Issue 3 of the Defence Standard it supersedes. Any queries should be referred via the link shown in the feedback box at the bottom of this page.