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DIY: Immersion Tin Plating Copper Substrates

  • Indium Corporation
  • NanoBond®
  • NanoFoil®

  • One of our customers discovered a little trick to save some time and avoid having his parts sent out for tin plating. At a local electronics supply store he found a small bottle of Liquid Tin, which is used for building up tin surfaces on copper circuit board traces. The manufacturer of the tin solution helped find a way to use it on the customer’s aluminum parts – a use the material was not originally designed for. The request was sent on Friday, and a solution was returned on Monday - that’s good customer service!

    Although Liquid Tin is made for metallizing copper, other surfaces can be etched and tinned. I’m looking forward to trying this in some other NanoBond® applications in the near future!

    Let me know your experiences with this.




    * This post is part of the NanoFoil® Do-It-Yourself Tips and Tricks series

    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert