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You should know Those Disadvantages of Hard Gold Plated surface finish

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Why we discuss disadvantages of Hard Gold Plated surface finish?

First of all Emma wants to cleat that 4MCPCB not against this surface finish technology.
In fact, our rigid PCB experts recommend Hard Gold Plated process to our customers.
We want more and more people not only use Hard Gold Plated technology, but also know all things about it.
And the Disadvantages of Hard Gold Plated surface finish have included this definition.

Top 9 Disadvantages of Hard Gold Plated surface finish

Here is our rigid PCB experts’ summary top 9 disadvantages of it.

1, Very Expensive
2, Extra Processing / Labor Intensive
3, Use of Resist / Tape
4, Plating / Bus Bars required
5, Demarcation
6, Difficulty with Other Surface Finishes during PCB assembly quote
7, Etching Undercut can Lead to Slivering / Flaking
8, Not Solderable Above 17 μin
9, Finish Does Not Fully Encapsulate Trace Sidewalls, Except in Finger Areas

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