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.
RATIONALE AMS03-17A stabilizes this document because this document contains mature technology that is not expected to change and thus no further revisions are anticipated. STABILIZED NOTICE AMS03-17A has been declared "STABILIZED" by SAE AMS Finishes, Processes and Fluids Committee B. This document will no longer be updated and may no longer represent standard industry practice. Users of this document should refer any certification issues (e.g., exceptions listed on the certification report) to the cognizant engineering organization for their disposition. NOTE: In many cases the purchaser may be a sub tier supplier and not the cognizant engineering organization. AMS Committee B recommends that the following similar (e.g., properties, fit, form, function) specifications be considered for future procurement. This listing does not constitute authority to substitute these specifications for the “STABILIZED” specification. AMS2422 Plating, Gold AMS2425 Plating, Gold for Thermal Control