How much surface finished do you know 你知道多少种表面处理

Anyone involved within the printed circuit board industry understand that PCB's have copper finishes on their surface. If they are left unprotected then the copper will oxidize and deteriorate, making the circuit board unusable. The surface finish forms a critical interface between the component and the PCB. The finish has two essential functions, to protect the exposed copper circuitry and to provide a solderable surface when assembling (soldering) the components to the printed circuit board.


HASL / Lead Free HASL

HASL is the predominant surface finish used in the industry. The process consists of immersing circuit boards in a molten pot of a tin/lead alloy and then removing the excess solder by using 'air knives', which blow hot air across the surface of the board. One of the unintended benefits of the HASL process is that it will expose the PCB to temperatures up to 265°C which will identify any potential delamination issues well before any expensive components are attached to the board.

Advantages: Low Cost Widely AvailableRe-workableExcellent Shelf Life. Disadvantages: Uneven SurfacesNot Good for Fine PitchContains Lead (HASL)Thermal ShockSolder BridgingPlugged or Reduced PTH's (Plated Through Holes)


Immersion Tin

According to IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industry, Immersion Tin is a metallic finish deposited by a chemical displacement reaction that is applied directly over the basis metal of the circuit board, that is, copper. The ISn protects the underlying copper from oxidation over its intended shelf life.Copper and tin however have a strong affinity for one another. The diffusion of one metal into the other will occur inevitably, directly impacting the shelf life of the deposit and the performance of the finish. The negative effects of tin whiskers growth are well described in industry related literature and topics of several published papers.

Advantages: Flat SurfaceNo PbRe-workableTop Choice for Press Fit Pin Insertion. Disadvantages: Easy to Cause Handling DamageProcess Uses a Carcinogen (Thiourea)Exposed Tin on Final Assembly can CorrodeTin WhiskersNot Good for Multiple Reflow/Assembly ProcessesDifficult to Measure Thickness


OSP / Entek

OSP (Organic Solderability Preservative) or anti-tarnish preserves the copper surface from oxidation by applying a very thin protective layer of material over the exposed copper usually using a conveyorized process.

It uses a water-based organic compound that selectively bonds to copper and provides an organometallic layer that protects the copper prior to soldering. It's also extremely green environmentally in comparison with the other common lead-free finishes, which suffer from either being more toxic or substantially higher energy consumption.


Flat SurfaceNo PbSimple ProcessRe-workableCost Effective


No Way to Measure ThicknessNot Good for PTH (Plated Through Holes)Short Shelf LifeCan Cause ICT IssuesExposed Cu on Final AssemblyHandling Sensitive


Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold (ENIG)

ENIG is a two layer metallic coating of 2-8 μin Au over 120-240 μin Ni. The Nickel is the barrier to the copper and is the surface to which the components are actually soldered to. The gold protects the nickel during storage and also provides the low contact resistance required for the thin gold deposits. ENIG is now arguably the most used finish in the PCB industry due the growth and implementation of the RoHs regulation.

Advantages:Flat SurfaceNo PbGood for PTH (Plated Through Holes)Long Shelf Life

Disadvantages:ExpensiveNot Re-workableBlack Pad / Black NickelDamage from ETSignal Loss (RF)Complicated Process

Gold – Hard Gold

Hard Electrolytic Gold consists of a layer of gold plated over a barrier coat of nickel. Hard gold is extremely durable, and is most commonly applied to high-wear areas such as edge connector fingers and keypads.

Unlike ENIG, its thickness can vary by controlling the duration of the plating cycle, although the typical minimum values for fingers are 30 μin gold over 100 μin nickel for Class 1 and Class 2, 50 μin gold over 100 μin nickel for Class 3.

Hard gold is not generally applied to solderable areas, because of its high cost and its relatively poor solderability. The maximum thickness that IPC considers to be solderable is 17.8 μin, so if this type of gold must be used on surfaces to be soldered, the recommended nominal thickness should be about 5-10 μin.


Advantages: Hard, Durable SurfaceNo PbLong Shelf Life

Disadvantages: Very ExpensiveExtra Processing / Labor IntensiveUse of Resist / TapePlating / Bus Bars requiredDemarcationDifficulty with Other Surface FinishesEtching Undercut can Lead to Slivering / FlakingNot Solderable Above 17 μinFinish Does Not Fully Encapsulate Trace Sidewalls, Except in Finger Areas










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OSP / Entek