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  • PLATING THE SURFACE OF A THROUGHHOLE

    I have some through holes on a circuit board and I was wanting to plate them.

    The basics are that if I can plate the hole that is punched through teh cicuit board, I can run current from one side of the board to the other (let's say I have a double sided circuit board).

    I'm a little lost as to how to approach this project. I am even wondering if plating is really a viable option.

    Can someone anticipate any problems I might have.

    After reading the forum topics it appears that If I use silver paint as a primer, then I woudl have to nickel coat before the application of copper because the pH of the solution in copper plating will degrade the primer.

    any suggestiosn woudl be appreciated.

    dave

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    Plated through holes on PCBs have been used for decades. There is a website. thinktink.com that explains this specific application in great detail. There is no reason why Caswell's copper plating methods and materials can't be readily adapted for this application.

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